Psalm 86:5
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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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Clarke'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

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...

Library
A 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
The Voice of the Disciple Behold I come unto Thee, O Lord, that I may be blessed through Thy gift, and be made joyful in Thy holy feast which Thou, O God, of Thy goodness hast prepared for the poor.(1) Behold in Thee is all that I can and ought to desire, Thou art my salvation and redemption, my hope and strength, my honour and glory. Therefore rejoice the soul of Thy servant this day, for unto Thee, O Lord Jesus, do I lift up my soul.(2) I long now to receive Thee devoutly and reverently, I desire
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
Exodus 34:6
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,

Nehemiah 9:17
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,

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

Psalm 62:12
and with you, Lord, is unfailing love"; and, "You reward everyone according to what they have done."

Psalm 73:1
A psalm of Asaph. Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart.

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

Psalm 100:5
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

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