New International Version
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
King James Bible
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Darby Bible Translation
Loving-kindness and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other:
World English Bible
Mercy and truth meet together. Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Young's Literal Translation
Kindness and truth have met, Righteousness and peace have kissed,
Psalm 85:10 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mercy and truth are met together - It would be more simple to translate the original: -
חסד ואמת נפגשו
צדק ושלום נשקו
Chesed veemeth niphgashu;
Tsedek veshalom nashaku, - "
Mercy and truth have met on the way
Righteousness and peace have embraced."
This is a remarkable text, and much has been said on it: but there is a beauty in it which, I think, has not been noticed.
Mercy and peace are on one side; truth and righteousness on the other. Truth requires righteousness; mercy calls for peace.
They meet together on the way; one going to make inquisition for sin, the other to plead for reconciliation. Having met, their differences on certain considerations, not here particularly mentioned are adjusted; and their mutual claims are blended together in one common interest; on which peace and righteousness immediately embrace. Thus, righteousness is given to truth, and peace is given to mercy.
Now, Where did these meet? In Christ Jesus.
When were they reconciled? When he poured out his life on Calvary.
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'Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 11. Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12. Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase. 13. Righteousness shall go before Him, and shall set us in the way of His steps.'--PSALM lxxxv. 10-13. This is a lovely and highly imaginative picture of the reconciliation and reunion of God and man, 'the bridal of the earth and sky.' The Poet-Psalmist, …
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Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.
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