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Psalms 116:5

    Psalms 116:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yes, our God is merciful.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous; Yea, our God is merciful.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord is full of grace and righteousness; truly, he is a God of mercy.

    Webster's Revision

    Gracious is Jehovah, and righteous; Yea, our God is merciful.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh is Gracious and righteous. Yes, our God is merciful.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

    Definitions for Psalms 116:5

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 116:5

    Gracious is the Lord - In his own nature.

    And righteous - In all his dealings with men.

    Our God is merciful - Of tender compassion to all penitents.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 116:5

    Gracious is the Lord - This fact was his encouragement when he called on God. He believed that God was a gracious Being, and he found him to be so. Compare the notes at Hebrews 11:6.

    And righteous ... - Just; true; faithful. This, too, is a proper foundation of appeal to God: not that we are righteous, and have a claim to his favor, but that he is a Being who will do what is right; that is, what is best to be done in the case. If he were an unjust Being; if he were one on whose stability of character, and whose regard for right, no reliance could be placed, we could never approach him with confidence or hope. In this sense we may rely on his justice - his justness of character - as a ground of hope. Compare the notes at 1 John 1:9 : "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us Our sins."