Then the Lord passed in front of him and proclaimed:

Yahweh—Yahweh is a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth,(A)

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18 The Lord is slow to anger and rich in faithful love,(A) forgiving wrongdoing and rebellion.(B) But He will not leave the guilty unpunished,(C) bringing the consequences of the fathers’ wrongdoing on the children to the third and fourth generation.(D)

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15 Then God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it, but when the angel was about to destroy the city,[a] the Lord looked, relented concerning the destruction,(A) and said to the angel who was destroying the people, “Enough, withdraw your hand now!” The angel of the Lord was then standing at the threshing floor of Ornan[b] the Jebusite.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Chronicles 21:15 Lit but as he was destroying
  2. 1 Chronicles 21:15 = Araunah in 2Sm 24:16-24

17 They refused to listen
and did not remember Your wonders
You performed among them.(A)
They became stiff-necked and appointed a leader
to return to their slavery in Egypt.[a](B)
But You are a forgiving God,
gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in faithful love,(C)
and You did not abandon them.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:17 Some Hb mss, LXX; other Hb mss read in their rebellion

15 But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth.(A)

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The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger and rich in faithful love.(A)

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The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and great in faithful love.(A)

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However, if that nation I have made an announcement about turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the disaster I had planned to do to it.(A)

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He prayed to the Lord:(A) “Please, Lord, isn’t this what I said while I was still in my own country? That’s why I fled toward Tarshish in the first place.(B) I knew that You are a merciful and compassionate God,(C) slow to become angry, rich in faithful love, and One who relents from sending disaster.(D)

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