Psalm 86:5
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English Standard Version
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy to all them that call upon thee.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The poet pursues this charming picture of the future further. After God's אמת, i.e., faithfulness to the promises, has descended like dew, אמת, i.e., faithfulness to the covenant, springs up out of the land, the fruit of that fertilizing influence. And צדקה, gracious justice, looks down from heaven, smiling favour and dispensing blessing. גּם in Psalm 85:13 places these two prospects in reciprocal relation to one another (cf. Psalm 84:7); it is found once instead of twice. Jahve gives הטּוב, everything that is only and always good and that imparts true happiness, and the land, corresponding to it, yields יבוּלהּ, the increase which might be expected from a land so richly blessed (cf. Psalm 67:7 and the promise in Leviticus 26:4). Jahve Himself is present in the land: righteousness walks before Him majestically as His herald, and righteousness ישׂם לדרך פּעמיו, sets (viz., its footsteps) upon the way of His footsteps, that is to say, follows Him inseparably. פּעמיו stands once instead of twice; the construct is to a certain extent attractional, as in Psalm 65:12; Genesis 9:6. Since the expression is neither דּרך (Psalm 50:23; Isaiah 51:10) nor לדּרך (Isaiah 49:11), it is natural to interpret the expression thus, and it gives moreover (cf. Isaiah 58:8; Isaiah 52:12) an excellent sense. But if, which we prefer, שׂים is taken in the sense of שׂים לב (as e.g., in Job 4:20) with the following ל, to give special heed to anything (Deuteronomy 32:46; Ezekiel 40:4; Ezekiel 44:5), to be anxiously concerned about it (1 Samuel 9:20), then we avoid the supplying in thought of a second פעמיו, which is always objectionable, and the thought obtained by the other interpretation is brought clearly before the mind: righteousness goes before Jahve, who dwells and walks abroad in Israel, and gives heed to the way of His steps, that is to say, follows carefully in His footsteps.

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thou

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

Psalm 25:8 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way.

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is your loving kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of your wings.

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

Psalm 69:16 Hear me, O LORD; for your loving kindness is good: turn to me according to the multitude of your tender mercies.

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

Psalm 130:7 Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

Psalm 145:8,9 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy...

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

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger...

1 John 4:8,9 He that loves not knows not God; for God is love...

ready

Nehemiah 9:17 And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks...

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him...

Daniel 9:9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

Micah 7:18 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?...

plenteous

Psalm 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

Psalm 130:4,7 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared...

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger...

Romans 5:20,21 Moreover the law entered, that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound...

Ephesians 1:6-8 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted in the beloved...

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

unto all

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all them that call on him, to all that call on him in truth.

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you know not.

Ezekiel 36:33,37 Thus said the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities...

Luke 11:9,10 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

John 4:10 Jesus answered and said to her, If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that said to you, Give me to drink...

Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Romans 10:12,13 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich to all that call on him...

Cross References
Exodus 34:6
The LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness,

Nehemiah 9:17
They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

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

Psalm 62:12
and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love. For you will render to a man according to his work.

Psalm 73:1
Truly God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

Psalm 86:15
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.

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