86:15 But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God.
For it is time to have mercy on her,
for the appointed time has come.
1 tn Heb “slow to anger.”
2 tn Heb “and great of loyal love and faithfulness.”
sn The psalmist’s confession of faith in this verse echoes Exod 34:6.
3 tn The imperfect verbal forms are understood as expressing the psalmist’s confidence in God’s intervention. Another option is to take them as expressing the psalmist’s request or wish, “You, rise up and have compassion!”