38 Yet he was merciful;(A) he forgave(B) their iniquities(C) and did not destroy them.Time after time he restrained his anger(D) and did not stir up his full wrath.
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9 For my own name’s sake(A) I delay my wrath;(B) for the sake of my praise I hold it back from you, so as not to destroy you completely.(C)
10 When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he relented(A) and did not bring on them the destruction(B) he had threatened.(C)