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Psalms 145:8

    Psalms 145:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Jehovah is gracious, and merciful; Slow to anger, and of great lovingkindness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord is full of grace and pity; not quickly angry, but great in mercy.

    Webster's Revision

    Jehovah is gracious, and merciful; Slow to anger, and of great lovingkindness.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh is gracious, merciful, slow to anger, and of great loving kindness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 145:8

    The Lord is gracious - His holy nature is ever disposed to show favor.

    Full of compassion - Wherever he sees misery, his eye affects his heart.

    Slow to anger - When there is even the greatest provocation.

    Of great mercy - Great in his abundant mercy. These four things give us a wonderful display of the goodness of the Divine nature.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 145:8

    The Lord is gracious - See Psalm 86:5, note; Psalm 86:15, note.

    And full of compassion - Kind; compassionate; ready to do good. See the notes at Psalm 103:8.

    Slow to anger - See Psalm 103:8, where the same expression occurs.

    And of great mercy - Margin, great in mercy. His greatness is shown in his mercy; and the manifestation of that mercy is great: great, as on a large scale; great, as manifested toward great sinners; great, in the sacrifice made that it may be displayed; great, in the completeness with which sin is pardoned - pardoned so as to be remembered no more.

    Verses Related to Psalms 145:8

    Psalms 37:8 - Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
    Proverbs 14:29 - He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
    Proverbs 14:17 - He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.