New International Version
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
King James Bible
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, and art of great loving-kindness unto all that call upon thee.
World English Bible
For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; abundant in loving kindness to all those who call on you.
Young's Literal Translation
For Thou, Lord, art good and forgiving. And abundant in kindness to all calling Thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For thou, Lord, art good - I found my expectations of help on thy own goodness through which thou art always ready to forgive. And I found it also on thy well-known character, to which all thy followers bear testimony, viz., that "thou art plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Sheaf of Prayer Arrows
'Bow down Thine ear, O Lord, hear me; for I am poor and needy. 2. Preserve my soul, for I am holy: O Thou my God, save Thy servant that trusteth in Thee. 3. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto Thee daily. 4. Rejoice the soul of Thy servant: for unto Thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. 5. For Thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon Thee.'--PSALM lxxxvi. 1-5. We have here a sheaf of arrows out of a good man's quiver, shot into heaven. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
That it is Profitable to Communicate Often
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,
They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,
Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."
A psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.
But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
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