Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Peace may be sought two ways. One way is as Gideon sought it when he built his altar in Ophrah, naming it, "God send peace," yet sought this peace that he loved as he was ordered to seek it, and the peace was sent in God's way. "The country was in quietness forty years in the days of Gideon." And the other way of making peace is as Menahem sought it when he gave the King of Assyria a thousand talents of silver, that "his hand might be with him." That is, you may either win your peace or buy it — win it by resistance to evil; buy it by compromise with evil No peace is ever in store for any of us, but that which we shall win by victory over shame or sin-victory over the sin that oppresses, as well as over that which corrupts.
Parallel VersesKJV: Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.