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Psalms 86:5

5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.

Psalms 86:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
ESV
5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
NLT
5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
MSG
5 You're well-known as good and forgiving, bighearted to all who ask for help.
CSB
5 For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, abundant in faithful love to all who call on You.

Psalms 86:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:5

For thou, Lord, art good
Essentially and independently good, from whom every good and perfect gift comes; good in himself, and good to others; good to all, in a providential way; and good to his own special people in a way of grace: this is asserted by Christ, ( Matthew 19:17 )

and ready to forgive;
there is forgiveness with him, and it is to be had without difficulty; he has largely provided for it; he is forward unto it, he freely giving it; it is according to the riches of his grace; he does abundantly pardon; no sooner is it asked but it is had; this David knew by experience, ( Psalms 32:5 ) ,

and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee;
in truth, in sincerity, in a right way, through Christ, and faith in him; to such not only the Lord shows himself merciful, but is rich and abundant in mercy; he has a multitude of tender mercies, and abounds in his grace and goodness, and in the donation of it to his people; all which encourage their faith and hope in their petitions to him.

Psalms 86:5 In-Context

3 have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4 Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.
5 You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
6 Hear my prayer, LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.
7 When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Exodus 34:6; Nehemiah 9:17; Psalms 103:8; Psalms 145:8; Joel 2:13; John 4:2
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