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

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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 abounding in faithful love,(C)
and you did not abandon them.

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Footnotes

  1. 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 abounding in faithful love and truth.(A)

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

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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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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, abounding in faithful love,
and he relents from sending disaster.(C)

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

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