At first the psalmist referred to his own individual experience Psalm 103:3-5; then he referred to the dealings of God toward the Hebrew people Psalm 103:6-7; and now he rises to the general contemplation of his character as it relates to all mankind. For as the is high above the earth, so great is his toward them that fear him. Bless ye the , all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. The is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in. Gill's Notes on the Bible The Lord is merciful and gracious,. These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. The Wycliffe Bible 1395 The Lord is merciful doer, and merciful in wille; longe abidinge, and myche merciful. American Standard Version Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. And let the feeling of each redeemed heart be, Bless the Lord, O my soul. King James Version 1611 The Lord is mercifull and gracious: slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
He does not become angry quickly, and he has great love. Commentaries: - ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Concordances: - Nave's Topical Bible - ; ; Thompson Chain Reference - ; ; ; The Topic Concordance - ; ; ; ; ; ; ; Torrey's Topical Textbook - ; ; Dictionaries: - Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - ; Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - ; ; ; ; Easton Bible Dictionary - ; Holman Bible Dictionary - ; ; ; Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - ; ; ; ; ; Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - ; ; ; People's Dictionary of the Bible - ; Encyclopedias: - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - ; ; ; ; ; The Jewish Encyclopedia - ; Devotionals: - Daily Light on the Daily Path - ; Today's Word from Skip Moen - ; Parallel Translations The Amplified Bible The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and plenteous in mercy and loving-kindness. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labor until the evening. He made known his ways unto , his acts unto the children of Israel. Such it will be for ever in heaven; nor can we be perfectly happy till we can take unwearied pleasure in perfect obedience to the will of our God. New Life Version The Lord is full of loving-pity and kindness.
As for man, his are as grass: as a of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. The father pities his children that are weak in knowledge, and teaches them; pities them when they are froward, and bears with them; pities them when they are sick, and comforts them; pities them when they are fallen, and helps them to rise; pities them when they have offended, and, upon their submission, forgives them; pities them when wronged, and rights them: thus the Lord pities those that fear him. Bless the , ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. The idea here is derived evidently from Exodus 34:6-7 - that great and glorious statement of God himself in regard to his own character. Easy-to-Read Version The Lord is compassionate and merciful.
Douay-Rheims Bible 102-8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful: longsuffering and plenteous in mercy. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. Slow to anger - That is, patient; not soon excited; bearing much, and bearing it long. As far as the is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. So he made himself known to Moses, Exodus 34:6, and so David found him to be, and therefore calls upon his soul to bless his name. The flower of the garden is commonly more choice, and will last the longer, for being sheltered by the garden-wall, and the gardener's care; but the flower of the field, to which life is here compared, is not only withering in itself, but exposed to the cold blasts, and liable to be cropt and trod on by the beasts of the field.
He made known his ways unto , his acts unto the children of. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. Christ alone forgives all our sins; it is he alone who heals all our infirmities. The Scripture says a great deal of the mercy of God, and we all have experienced it. He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.
By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. Barnes' Notes on the Bible The Lord is merciful and gracious - See the notes at Psalm 78:38. New Revised Standard The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth. But the of the is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his unto children's children; To such as keep his , and to those that remember his commandments to do them. The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens.
Let all his works praise him. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. When God, by the graces and comforts of his Spirit, recovers his people from their decays, and fills them with new life and joy, which is to them an earnest of eternal life and joy, they may then be said to return to the days of their youth, Job 33:25. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. World English Bible Yahweh is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness. His righteousness, the truth of his promise, shall be unto children's children, who tread in the footsteps of their forefathers' piety. And the person who finds his sin cured, has a well-grounded assurance that it is forgiven.
New International Version The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. Such would have been our constant delight, if we had not been fallen creatures. He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.