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Psalms 86:5

    Psalms 86:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You are good, O Lord, and full of forgiveness; your mercy is great to all who make their cry to you.

    Webster's Revision

    For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.

    World English Bible

    For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

    Definitions for Psalms 86:5

    Art - "Are"; second person singular.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 86:5

    For thou, Lord, art good - I found my expectations of help on thy own goodness through which thou art always ready to forgive. And I found it also on thy well-known character, to which all thy followers bear testimony, viz., that "thou art plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee."

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 86:5

    For thou, Lord, art good ... - This is another reason why God should hear his prayer; and it is a reason which may be properly urged at all times, and by all classes of persons. It is founded on the benevolence of God; on the fullness of his mercy to all that invoke his name. We should call in vain on a God who was not merciful and ready to forgive; but in the divine character there is the most ample foundation for such an appeal. In his benevolence; in his readiness to forgive; in the plenitude of his mercy, God is all that a penitent sinner could wish him to be. For if such a sinner should endeavor to describe what he would desire to find in God as a ground of appeal in his prayers, he could not express his feelings in language more full and free than God has himself employed about his own readiness to pardon and save. The language of the Bible on this subject would express, better than any language which he could himself employ, what in those circumstances he would wish to find God to be.

    Verses Related to Psalms 86:5

    Psalms 145:9 - The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.
    2 Samuel 24:14 - And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into the hand of man.
    Ephesians 2:4 - But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
    Book: Psalms
    Topic: Mercy