New American Standard Bible
All the paths of the LORD are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
King James Bible
All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Darby Bible Translation
All the paths of Jehovah are loving-kindness and truth for such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
World English Bible
All the paths of Yahweh are loving kindness and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Young's Literal Translation
All the paths of Jehovah are kindness and truth, To those keeping His covenant, And His testimonies.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
All the paths of the Lord - All the ways that the Lord takes; all that He commands; all that He does. The "paths of the Lord" denote the course in which He himself walks, or His dealings with His creatures. In the previous verse, the psalmist had said that the Lord would teach "His way" to the "meek;" he now says that all His ways are ways of mercy and of truth; or that all will be found to be in the direction of mercy and of truth.
Are mercy and truth - In all His dealings with those who "keep his covenant" He shows Himself to be at the same time merciful and true: compassionate toward their errors; faithful to His own promises.
To such as keep his covenant - To those who are His friends; to those who are faithful to Him. This expression is often used to denote those who are the true people of God, Genesis 17:9-10; Exodus 19:5; Deuteronomy 29:9; Psalm 132:12. The word "covenant" here is equivalent to "command or law;" and the idea is, that if they keep His laws they will find Him to be merciful and true. On the meaning of the word "covenant," see Acts 7:8, note; Hebrews 8:8, note; Hebrews 9:16-17, note.
And his testimonies - The word "testimony" in the Scripture, in this connection, refers to that to which God bears witness as "true;" or that which He has declared to be truth. In this sense, the phrase here means those who maintain His truth; or who abide by what He has pronounced to be true. The word is very often used in the Scriptures to denote the truth of God and the commandments of God. In all such cases, there is the underlying idea that the command or the statement referred to is that to which God bears witness as true or right.
LibraryGuidance in Judgment
'Good and upright is the Lord; therefore will He teach sinners in the way. 9. The meek will He guide in judgment; and the meek will He teach His way.'--PSALM xxv. 8, 9. The Psalmist prays in this psalm for three things: deliverance, guidance, and forgiveness. Of these three petitions the central one is that for guidance. 'Show me Thy ways, O Lord,' he asks in a previous verse; where he means by 'Thy ways,' not God's dealings with men, but men's conduct as prescribed by God. In my text he exchanges …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect. For all his Ways are Judgment. A God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
"Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice."
He will send from heaven and save me; He reproaches him who tramples upon me. Selah. God will send forth His lovingkindness and His truth.
Lovingkindness and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
To those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.
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