“Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and [a]truth; who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; ” -{Exodus 34:6-7}

“Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps [n]His covenant and [o]His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments”-{Deut 7:9}

“When viewed within the context of God’s history of dealing with His covenant people, “hesed” has a deeper and significant meaning. Despite the obstinate rebellion of His people, God’s covenant commitment portrays a love that is steadfast, sure and reliable. Though unfaithful, the nation of Israel could not do anything that would invalidate God’s unilateral and unconditional covenant He made with Abraham. Against God’s “hesed,” the nation of Israel’s “hesed” is contrasted and is translated as “devotion” or “loyalty.” In this contrast, man’s shallow temporal faithfulness to the covenant is noted.”-{helpmewithbiblestudy.org}

Lovingkindness is a word found in older, more traditional versions of the English Bible, such as the King James (KJV) and the New American Standard (NASB).The Hebrew word most often translated “lovingkindness” is checed, which literally means “covenant loyalty.” Most newer English translations of the Bible substitute more common English words such as faithfulnessunfailing lovemercy, or good favor. All of these are viable substitutions, but, as with many Hebrew words, checed has no exact match in English.”- {gotquestions.com}

The word means, “Goodness, kindness, mercy unchanging love.”  “great loving kindness” His covenant love for His people. His unmerited kindness.

“Hebrew term “hesed” has a range of meaning: “loyal steadfast love”, “mercy,” “goodness and great kindness.” Because there is no English equivalent to this Hebrew term, Miles Coverdale {translated Bible into English} created the biblical word “lovingkindness” to convey the depth and meaning of “hesed.” Translators of the Septuagint saw that the contextual meaning of “hesed” included mercy and translated accordingly with the Greek term “eleos” (mercy).”

“Lovingkindness is part of who God is; He delights in showing lovingkindness (Micah 7:18), and we praise Him for it (Psalm 138:2), but this specific word seems to imply a slightly different character trait than His basic goodness and compassion for all His creation (Psalm 145:9).

Checed or lovingkindness, as it relates to the character of God, is most often used to describe God’s heart toward those who are His own. Lovingkindness is God’s kindness and steadfast love for His children, especially evident in His condescending to meet our needs. In Scripture, God shows His lovingkindness in saving His children from their enemies and delivering them from their troubles (Exodus 15:13Jeremiah 31:3Ezra 7:28Psalm 6:433:18119:149). His lovingkindness comforts us (Psalm 119:76), redeems us from sin (Numbers 14:19Psalm 25:751:1), and assures us of His promises (Deuteronomy 7:9Nehemiah 1:52 Samuel 7:15Psalm 18:50).

God’s lovingkindness is abundant (Numbers 14:18), great in extent (Psalm 33:5145:8), everlasting (Jeremiah 33:11Psalm 100:5), and full of goodness (Psalm 69:17). God’s lovingkindness, His steadfast, loving actions on our behalf, knows no bounds: “Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens / And Your truth to the clouds” (Psalm 57:10, NASB).” -{gotquestions.com}

The English Standard Version translates, “but the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His steadfast love.”  Some translations say, “Mercy.” He favors, is pleased with those who hope in His mercy! He is not concerned with strength but with humility of heart, that values, cherish’s, fears Him respectfully, reverently, and Hopes in confident expectation in the certainty of His goodness, kindness, mercy. This He finds acceptable, favors and commends! To hope in “His steadfast love” is to Hope in Him, His eternal unconditional, irrevocable gracious promise to love us! It is a promise, vow He makes, dependent on no one but Him to carry it out. Not my works, your works but His Word, His Work towards us and it should draw out a heart of love, work humility in us, as we consider His greatness, goodness, graciousness and unloose our heart and lips in a crescendo of reverential Praise to Him, who is worthy!

In Psalm 147:11 we see what God approves of and takes pleasure in and commends, namely those who;

Fear Him; living with respect for Him in learning to live more and more obediently to Him..

Hope– trust in dependence upon His Loving-kindness, mercy!

And in this verse we are told clearly what He does accept and find favorable… To  continually be pleased with find favorable, namely.

 The LORD favors those who fear Him,
Those who wait{Hope} for His loving-kindness.”-{v 11}.

steadfast love. God’s covenant love for His people.” Some translations say, “Mercy.”