Psalm 85:10
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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,

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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mercy

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.

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

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering...

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Luke 1:54,55 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy...

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

righteousness

Psalm 72:3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness.

Isaiah 32:16-18 Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness remain in the fruitful field...

Isaiah 45:24 Surely, shall one say, in the LORD have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come...

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper...

Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Romans 3:25,26 Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood...

Romans 5:1,21 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ...

Hebrews 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem...

Library
'The Bridal of the Earth and Sky'
'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,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Of the Inward Voice of Christ to the Faithful Soul I Will Hearken what the Lord God Shall Say Within Me. (1) Blessed is the Soul Which
CHAPTER I Of the inward voice of Christ to the faithful soul I will hearken what the Lord God shall say within me.(1) Blessed is the soul which heareth the Lord speaking within it, and receiveth the word of consolation from His mouth. Blessed are the ears which receive the echoes of the soft whisper of God, and turn not aside to the whisperings of this world. Blessed truly are the ears which listen not to the voice that soundeth without, but to that which teacheth truth inwardly. Blessed are the
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

The Angel's Message and Song
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the LORD came upon them, and the glory of the LORD shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD . And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1

Covenanting Adapted to the Moral Constitution of Man.
The law of God originates in his nature, but the attributes of his creatures are due to his sovereignty. The former is, accordingly, to be viewed as necessarily obligatory on the moral subjects of his government, and the latter--which are all consistent with the holiness of the Divine nature, are to be considered as called into exercise according to his appointment. Hence, also, the law of God is independent of his creatures, though made known on their account; but the operation of their attributes
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Psalm 25:10
All the ways of the LORD are loving and faithful toward those who keep the demands of his covenant.

Psalm 72:3
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.

Psalm 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne; love and faithfulness go before you.

Proverbs 3:3
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Isaiah 32:17
The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.

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