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Psalms 69:16

    Psalms 69:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hear me, O LORD; for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give an answer to my words, O Lord; for your mercy is good: be turned to me, because of your great pity.

    Webster's Revision

    Answer me, O Jehovah; for thy lovingkindness is good: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.

    World English Bible

    Answer me, Yahweh, for your loving kindness is good. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, turn to me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Answer me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: according to the multitude of thy tender mercies turn thou unto me.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:16

    Thy loving-kindness is good - The word חסד chesed signifies exuberance of kindness, and the word רחמים rachamim, which we translate tender mercies, signifies such affection as mothers bear to their young: and in God, there is רב rob, a multitude, of such tender mercies towards the children of men!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:16

    Hear me, O L RD, for thy lovingkindness is good - Thy mercy - thy favor - is good; that is, it is ample, abundant, great: it delights in deeds of mercy; in acts of benevolence. This was the only ground of his plea; and this was enough. Compare Psalm 63:3.

    Turn unto me - Incline thine ear unto me; turn not away, but be favorable to me.

    According to the multitude of thy tender mercies - See the notes at Psalm 51:1. He felt that he had occasion for the exercise of "all" the mercy of God; that the case was one which could be reached only by the exercise of the highest kindness and compassion.