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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18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.(A) Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.’(B)

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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

17 They refused to listen and failed to remember(A) the miracles(B) you performed among them. They became stiff-necked(C) and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery.(D) But you are a forgiving God,(E) gracious and compassionate,(F) slow to anger(G) and abounding in love.(H) Therefore you did not desert them,(I)

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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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15 But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious(A) God,
    slow to anger,(B) abounding(C) in love and faithfulness.(D)

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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 compassionate and gracious,(A)
    slow to anger, abounding in love.

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For Your faithful love is higher than the heavens,
and Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.(A)

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For great is your love,(A) higher than the heavens;
    your faithfulness(B) reaches to the skies.(C)

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13 Tear your hearts,(A)
not just your clothes,(B)
and return to the Lord your God.
For He is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger, rich in faithful love,
and He relents from sending disaster.(C)

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13 Rend your heart(A)
    and not your garments.(B)
Return(C) to the Lord your God,
    for he is gracious and compassionate,(D)
slow to anger and abounding in love,(E)
    and he relents from sending calamity.(F)

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Or do you despise the riches of His kindness,(A) restraint,(B) and patience,(C) not recognizing[a] that God’s kindness(D) is intended to lead you to repentance?

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 2:4 Or patience, because you do not recognize

Or do you show contempt for the riches(A) of his kindness,(B) forbearance(C) and patience,(D) not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?(E)

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