Psalm 100:5
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New International Version
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

King James Bible
For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah is good; his loving-kindness [endureth] for ever; and his faithfulness from generation to generation.

World English Bible
For Yahweh is good. His loving kindness endures forever, his faithfulness to all generations. A Psalm by David.

Young's Literal Translation
For good is Jehovah, to the age His kindness, And to generation and generation His faithfulness!

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For the Lord is good - Goodness the perfect, eternal opposition to all badness and evil, is essential to God. Mercy and compassion are modifications of his goodness; and as his nature is eternal, so his mercy, springing from his goodness, must be everlasting. And as Truth is an essential characteristic of an infinitely intelligent and perfect nature; therefore God's truth must endure from generation to generation. Whatsoever he has promised must be fulfilled, through all the successive generations of men, as long as sun and moon shall last.

As this is a very important Psalm, and has long made a part of our public worship, I shall lay it before the reader in the oldest vernacular Versions I have hitherto met with, - the Anglo-Saxon and the Anglo-Scottish, with a literal interlineary translation of the former.

The Anglo-Saxon Hundredth Psalm

Rhyme ye the Lord all earth, serve the Lord in bliss;

Infare in sight his in blithness;

Wit ye, for that Lord he is God, he did us & not self we;

Folk his & sheep leeseway his; fare into gates his in confession, into courts is in hymns confess him.

Praise name his, for that winsom is; Lord thro' eternity mildheartedness his, & unto on kindred & kindred sothfastnes his

The reader will see that, in order to make this translation as literal as possible, I have preserved some old English words which we had from the Anglo-Saxon, and which have nearly become obsolete: e.g., Infare, "to go in;" blithness, "joy, exultation;" twit ye, "know ye;" did, the preterite of to do, "made, created," the literal translation of the Hebrew, עשה asah, he made; leeseway, "pasturage on a common;" winsom, "cheerful, merry;" mildheartedness, "tenderness of heart, compassion;" sothfastness, "steady to the sooth or truth, fast to truth." I might have noticed some various readings in Anglo-Saxon MSS.; e.g., Psalm 100:1 for idrymeth, "rhyme ye;" winsumiath, "be winsom, be joyful." And Psalm 100:5, for winsom, "cheerful;" swete, "sweet."

Anglo-Scottish Version of the Hundredth Psalm

1. Joyes to God al the erth; serves to Lord in gladnes.

2. Enters in his sight with joying.

3. Wittes for Lorde he is God; he made us and noght we;

4. Folke of hym, and schepe of his pasture; enters the gates of hym in schrift; hys Halles in ympnys; schryves to hym.

continued...

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for the

Psalm 52:1 Why boast you yourself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endures continually.

Psalm 86:5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.

Psalm 106:1 Praise you the LORD. O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Psalm 107:1,8,15,22 O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever...

Psalm 119:68 You are good, and do good; teach me your statutes.

Jeremiah 33:11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say...

his mercy

Psalm 36:5 Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

Psalm 103:17 But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

Psalm 118:1-4 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endures for ever...

Psalm 136:1 O give thanks to the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endures for ever.

Luke 1:50 And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.

and his truth

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Psalm 89:1,2 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations...

Psalm 119:90,91 Your faithfulness is to all generations: you have established the earth, and it stays...

Psalm 146:6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keeps truth for ever:

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering...

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God, he is God, the faithful God...

Jeremiah 33:20,21 Thus said the LORD; If you can break my covenant of the day, and my covenant of the night...

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Romans 15:8,9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Hebrews 6:13-18 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself...

all generations. Heb. generation and generation

Psalm 89:1 I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.

Library
Within the Veil
Gerhard Ter Steegen Ps. c. 4 God is present with us--let us fall and worship, Holy is the place; God is in the midst, our souls are silent, Bowed before His Face. Lord, we kneel before Thee, Awed by love Divine, We of Thee unworthy Own that we are Thine. Gladly cast before Thee all delights and pleasures, All our hoarded store-- Lord, behold our hearts, our souls, and bodies, Thine, and ours no more. We, O God, Thine only, Nevermore our own-- Thine the praise and honour, Thine, and Thine alone.
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso, and Others

Letter ix. Meditation.
"Meditate upon these things."--1 TIM. 4:15. MY DEAR SISTER: The subject of this letter is intimately connected with that of the last; and in proportion to your faithfulness in the duty now under consideration, will be your interest in the word and worship of God. Religious meditation is a serious, devout and practical thinking of divine things; a duty enjoined in Scripture, both by precept and example; and concerning which, let us observe, 1. Its importance. That God has required it, ought to
Harvey Newcomb—A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females

God's Law Immutable
The temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in His temple the ark of His testament." Revelation 11:19. The ark of God's testament is in the holy of holies, the second apartment of the sanctuary. In the ministration of the earthly tabernacle, which served "unto the example and shadow of heavenly things," this apartment was opened only upon the great Day of Atonement for the cleansing of the sanctuary. Therefore the announcement that the temple of God was opened in heaven and the ark
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Trinity Sunday the Article of Faith on the Trinity.
Text: Romans 11, 33-36. 33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out! 34 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 35 or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of him and through him, and unto him, are all things. To him be the glory for ever. Amen. THE ARTICLE OF FAITH ON THE TRINITY. 1. This epistle is read today because the festival
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. III

Cross References
1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

2 Chronicles 5:13
The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; his love endures forever." Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud,

2 Chronicles 7:3
When all the Israelites saw the fire coming down and the glory of the LORD above the temple, they knelt on the pavement with their faces to the ground, and they worshiped and gave thanks to the LORD, saying, "He is good; his love endures forever."

Ezra 3:11
With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: "He is good; his love toward Israel endures forever." And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Psalm 25:8
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.

Psalm 86:5
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.

Psalm 106:1
Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.

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