8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
8 God is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he's rich in love.
8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.
8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 103:8
Commentary on Psalm 103:6-14
(Read Psalm 103:6-14)
Truly God is good to all: he is in a special manner good to Israel. He has revealed himself and his grace to them. By his ways we may understand his precepts, the ways he requires us to walk in; and his promises and purposes. He always has been full of compassion. How unlike are those to God, who take every occasion to chide, and never know when to cease! What would become of us, if God should deal so with us? The Scripture says a great deal of the mercy of God, and we all have experienced it. 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. See why he pities. He considers the frailty of our bodies, and the folly of our souls, how little we can do, how little we can bear; in all which his compassion appears.