Psalm 103:8 {102:8}
Good News Translation
The LORD is merciful and loving, slow to become angry and full of constant love.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD is merciful! He is kind and patient, and his love never fails.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.

New American Bible
Merciful and gracious is the LORD, slow to anger, abounding in mercy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.

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Psalm 86:5,15 For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee. . . .

Psalm 130:7 Because with the Lord there is mercy: and with him plentiful redemption.

Psalm 145:8 The Lord is gracious and merciful: patient and plenteous in mercy.

Exodus 34:6,7 And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true, . . .

Numbers 14:18 The Lord is patient and full of mercy, by taking away iniquity and wickedness, and leaving no man clear, who visitest the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

Deuteronomy 5:10 And shewing mercy unto many thousands, to them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Nehemiah 9:17 And they would not hear, and they remembered not thy wonders which thou hadst done for them. And they hardened their necks, and gave the head to return to their bondage, as it were by contention. But thou, a forgiving God, gracious, and merciful, longsuffering, and full of compassion, didst not forsake them.

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unjust man his thoughts, and let him return to the Lord, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God: for he is bountiful to forgive.

Jeremiah 32:18 Thou shewest mercy unto thousands, and returnest the iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them: O most mighty, great, and powerful, the Lord of hosts is thy name.

Romans 5:20,21 Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound. . . .

Ephesians 1:7,8 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the remission of sins, according to the riches of his, grace, . . .

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Joel 2:13 And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.

Jonah 4:2 And Jonah was exceedingly troubled, and was angry:

Nahum 1:3 The Lord is patient, and great in power, and will not cleanse and acquit the guilty. The Lord's ways are in a tempest, and a whirlwind, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

plenteous in mercy.

Context
Bless the LORD, O My Soul
7He hath made his ways known to Moses: his wills to the children of Israel. 8The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy.9He will not always be angry: nor will he threaten for ever.…
Cross References
James 5:11
Behold, we account them blessed who have endured. You have heard of the patience of Job and you have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is merciful and compassionate.

Exodus 34:6
And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true,

Numbers 14:18
The Lord is patient and full of mercy, by taking away iniquity and wickedness, and leaving no man clear, who visitest the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

Deuteronomy 4:31
Because the Lord thy God is a merciful God: he will not leave thee, nor altogether destroy thee, nor forget the covenant, by which he swore to thy fathers.

2 Samuel 12:20
Then David arose from the ground, and washed and anointed himself: and when he had changed his apparel, he went into the house of the Lord: and worshipped, and then he came into his own house, and he called for bread, and ate.

Nehemiah 9:17
And they would not hear, and they remembered not thy wonders which thou hadst done for them. And they hardened their necks, and gave the head to return to their bondage, as it were by contention. But thou, a forgiving God, gracious, and merciful, longsuffering, and full of compassion, didst not forsake them.

Psalm 62:12
And mercy to thee, O Lord; for thou wilt render to every man according to his works.

Psalm 86:5
For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.

Psalm 86:15
And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, patient, and of much mercy, and true.

Psalm 111:4
He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works, being a merciful and gracious Lord:

Psalm 116:5
The Lord is merciful and just, and our God sheweth mercy.

Psalm 145:8
The Lord is gracious and merciful: patient and plenteous in mercy.

Isaiah 48:9
For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.

Joel 2:13
And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.

Jonah 4:2
And Jonah was exceedingly troubled, and was angry:

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like to thee, who takest away iniquity, and passest by the sin of the remnant of thy inheritance? he will send his fury in no more, because he delighteth in mercy.

Nahum 1:3
The Lord is patient, and great in power, and will not cleanse and acquit the guilty. The Lord's ways are in a tempest, and a whirlwind, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

Additional Translations
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in loving devotion.The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.

The Lord is compassionate and pitiful, long-suffering, and full of mercy.

Jehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness.

The LORD is full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.

Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.

Merciful and gracious is Jehovah, Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.
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