Psalm 103:17
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English Standard Version
But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,

King James Bible
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

American Standard Version
But the lovingkindness of Jehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, And his righteousness unto children's children;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the mercy of the Lord is from eternity and unto eternity upon them that fear him: And his justice unto children's children,

English Revised Version
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children;

Webster's Bible Translation
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness to children's children;

Psalm 103:17 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The ingenious figures in Psalm 103:11. (cf. Psalm 36:6; Psalm 57:11) illustrate the infinite power and complete unreservedness of mercy (loving-kindness). הרחיק has Gaja (as have also השׁחיתו and התעיבו, Psalm 14:1; Psalm 53:2, in exact texts), in order to render possible the distinct pronunciation of the guttural in the combination רח. Psalm 103:13 sounds just as much like the spirit of the New Testament as Psalm 103:11, Psalm 103:12. The relationship to Jahve in which those stand who fear Him is a filial relationship based upon free reciprocity (Malachi 3:11). His Fatherly compassion is (Psalm 103:14) based upon the frailty and perishableness of man, which are known to God, much the same as God's promise after the Flood not to decree a like judgment again (Genesis 8:21). According to this passage and Deuteronomy 31:21, יצרנוּ appears to be intended of the moral nature; but according to Psalm 103:14, one is obliged to think rather of the natural form which man possesses from God the Creator (ויּיצר, Genesis 2:7) than of the form of heart which he has by his own choice and, so far as its groundwork is concerned, by inheritance (Psalm 51:7). In זכוּר, mindful, the passive, according to Bצttcher's correct apprehension of it, expresses a passive state after an action that is completed by the person himself, as in בּטוּה, ידוּע, and the like. In its form Psalm 103:14 reminds one of the Book of Job JObadiah 11:11; Job 28:23, and Psalm 103:14 as to subject-matter recalls Job 7:7, and other passages (cf. Psalm 78:39; Psalm 89:48); but the following figurative representation of human frailty, with which the poet contrasts the eternal nature of the divine mercy as the sure stay of all God-fearing ones in the midst of the rise and decay of things here below, still more strongly recalls that book.

Psalm 103:17 Parallel Commentaries

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the mercy

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 100:5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 118:1 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.

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD has appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love...

Romans 8:28-30 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose...

Ephesians 1:4-8 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love...

Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

2 Thessalonians 2:13,14 But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord...

2 Timothy 1:9 Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace...

his righteousness

Psalm 22:31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness to a people that shall be born, that he has done this.

Isaiah 46:13 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry...

Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look on the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke...

Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins...

Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim to Gilgal...

Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Romans 3:21-25 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets...

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ...

unto children's

Psalm 90:16 Let your work appear to your servants, and your glory to their children.

Exodus 20:6 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 10:15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people...

Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, are my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend.

Jeremiah 33:24-26 Consider you not what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off...

Acts 13:32-34 And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made to the fathers...

Romans 15:8 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:

Cross References
Luke 1:50
And his mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.

Exodus 20:6
but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Deuteronomy 5:10
but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

Psalm 25:6
Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.

Psalm 69:27
Add to them punishment upon punishment; may they have no acquittal from you.

Psalm 89:2
For I said, "Steadfast love will be built up forever; in the heavens you will establish your faithfulness."

Psalm 105:8
He remembers his covenant forever, the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,

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