Psalms 103:8

“The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Lord is mercifull and gracious: slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord is kind and full of pity, not quickly made angry, but ever ready to have mercy.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness.
- Darby Bible

The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness.
- World English Bible

Merciful and gracious [is] Jehovah, Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD is full of compassion and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Psalms 103

  • Victor
    A reminder to be thankful.
  • Lilian
    THE LORD IS MERCIFUL AND GRACIOUS HE IS SLOW TO ANGER HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER AMEN HALLELUJAH
  • Valeriy Anufriev
    It was very interesting to compare KJB Psalm 103 with Russian Orthodox Synod Psalm 103 in
    Russian Church-Slavic language. There are a lot of differences but the first phrase is the same: Bless the LORD, O my soul (Благослови, душе моя, Господа.) As for me, it sounds more poetic and powerful in Russian.
  • Steve morrow
    LUKE 1:50 AND HIS MERCY IS ON THEM THAT FEAR HIM FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION ROMANS 9:18 THEREFORE HATH HE MERCY ON WHOM HE WILL HAVE MERCY AND WHOM HE WILL HE HARDENETH --9:22-- WHAT IF GOD WILLING TO SHOW HIS WRATH AND TO MAKE HIS POWER KNOWN ENDURED WITH MUCH LONGSUFFERING THE VESSELS OF WRATH FITTED TO DESTRUCTION --9:23-- AND THAT HE MIGHT MAKE KNOWN THE RICHES OF HIS GLORY ON THE VESSELS OF MERCY WHICH HE HAD AFORE PREPARED UNTO GLORY
  • Ann
    I have memorized Psalms 103:1-4, and say this everyday. They are very inspiring words. Amen.
  • BSP
    Verse 9: Jehovah God is a merciful and loving God who does not keep finding fault. Once he has forgiven our sins, he does not keep harping on those sins.