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Psalm 33:5

5 The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Read Psalm 33:5 Using Other Translations

He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
He loves whatever is just and good; the unfailing love of the LORD fills the earth.

What does Psalm 33:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 33:5

He loveth righteousness and judgment
Or "righteous judgment" F25; he delights in the administration of it himself, ( Jeremiah 9:24 ) ; and he is well pleased with acts of righteousness done by others, when done according to his word, from love to him, by faith in him, and with a view to his glory; especially he loves the righteousness of his son, being satisfactory to his law and justice, and his people, as clothed with it; and he delights in the condemnation of sin in the flesh of Christ, and in the righteous judgment of the world, and the prince of it, by Christ;

the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord;
of the providential goodness of God, of which all creatures partake; and of the special goodness or grace of God manifested in Christ Jesus; it was full of it particularly when Christ was here on earth, who is full of grace and truth; and when the Gospel of the grace of God was preached everywhere by his apostles, according to his order, and appeared to all men; and so it will be especially in the latter day, when multitudes will be called by grace and converted, and when the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord; and still more when it will become a new earth, wherein only righteous men will dwell.


F25 (jpvmw hqdu) "judicium justum", Gejerus.
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