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Psalm 116:5

5 The LORD is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Read Psalm 116:5 Using Other Translations

Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; our God is merciful.
How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours!

What does Psalm 116:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 116:5

Gracious is the Lord
So the psalmist found him, calling upon him; so he is in Christ, the author and giver of all grace, to help in time of need.

And righteous;
faithful to his promises, just in every dispensation of his providence, even in afflictive ones; righteous in punishing the enemies of his people, and in saving, justifying, and pardoning them for Christ's sake.

Yea, our God is merciful;
compassionate, tenderhearted, a heart full of pity, as a father to his child; and sympathizes with his people under all their afflictions, and saves them out of them; see ( Psalms 86:5 Psalms 86:15 ) .

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