Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and keepest mercy in store for thousands, and forgivest wickedness, trespass and sin - for there is no man innocent before thee - and visitest the wickedness of the fathers upon the children and upon children's children, even unto the third and fourth generation."

New American Standard Bible

who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations.”

King James Version

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Holman Bible

maintaining faithful love to a thousand generations, forgiving wrongdoing, rebellion, and sin. But He will not leave the guilty unpunished, bringing the consequences of the fathers’ wrongdoing on the children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation.

International Standard Version

He graciously loves thousands, and forgives iniquity, transgression, and sin. But he does not leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of the ancestors on their children, and on their children's children to the third and fourth generation."

A Conservative Version

keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear [the guilty], visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the th

American Standard Version

keeping lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty , visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation.

Amplified

keeping mercy and lovingkindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; but He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting (avenging) the iniquity (sin, guilt) of the fathers upon the children and the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations [that is, calling the children to account for the sins of their fathers].”

Bible in Basic English

Having mercy on thousands, overlooking evil and wrongdoing and sin; he will not let wrongdoers go free, but will send punishment on children for the sins of their fathers, and on their children's children to the third and fourth generation.

Darby Translation

keeping mercy unto thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but by no means clearing the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation.

Julia Smith Translation

Watching kindness for thousands, taking away iniquity, and transgression and sin, and acquitting, will not cleanse; striking the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons and upon the sons' sons, upon the third and the fourth.

King James 2000

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

Lexham Expanded Bible

keeping loyal love to the thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and he does not leave utterly unpunished, punishing [the] guilt of fathers on sons and on sons of sons on third and fourth [generations]."

Modern King James verseion

keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the sons, and on the sons of sons, to the third and to the fourth generation.

NET Bible

keeping loyal love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children and children's children, to the third and fourth generation."

New Heart English Bible

keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and that will by no means clear [the guilty], visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and upon the children's children, upon the third and upon the fourth [generation]."

The Emphasized Bible

Keeping lovingkindness to a thousand generations, Forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, Though he leave not, utterly unpunished, Visiting the iniquity of fathers, Upon sons, And upon sons' sons, Unto a third and unto a fourth generation.

Webster

Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, to the third and to the fourth generation.

World English Bible

keeping loving kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and disobedience and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the children's children, on the third and on the fourth generation."

Youngs Literal Translation

keeping kindness for thousands, taking away iniquity, and transgression, and sin, and not entirely acquitting, charging iniquity of fathers on children, and on children's children, on a third generation, and on a fourth.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אלף 
'eleph 
Usage: 504

נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

and sin
חטּאת חטּאה 
Chatta'ah 
Usage: 294

and that will by no means
נקה 
Naqah 
Usage: 44

the iniquity
עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

of the fathers
H1
אב 
'ab 
Usage: 1214

שׁלּשׁ 
Shillesh 
Usage: 5

and to the fourth
רבּע 
Ribbea` 
Usage: 4

Context Readings

Yahweh's Description Of Himself

6 And when the LORD walked before him, he cried, "LORD, LORD God full of compassion and mercy, which art not lightly angry but abundant in mercy and truth, 7 and keepest mercy in store for thousands, and forgivest wickedness, trespass and sin - for there is no man innocent before thee - and visitest the wickedness of the fathers upon the children and upon children's children, even unto the third and fourth generation." 8 And Moses bowed himself to the earth quickly, and worshipped,


Cross References

Exodus 20:5-6

See that thou neither bow thyself unto them neither serve them: for I, the LORD thy God, am a jealous God, and visit the sin of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me:

Exodus 23:7

"Keep thee far from a false matter, and the Innocent and righteous see thou slay not; for I will not justify the wicked.

Job 10:14

"If I did sin, thou haddest an eye unto me, and shalt not declare me innocent because of mine offense.

Psalm 103:3

Who forgiveth all thy sin, and healeth all thine infirmities?

Psalm 130:4

But there is mercy with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Jeremiah 32:18

Thou showest mercy upon thousands, thou recompensest the wickedness of the fathers, into the bosom of the children that come after them. Thou art the great and mighty God, whose name is the LORD of Hosts:

Daniel 9:9

But unto thee O LORD our God, pertaineth mercy and forgiveness. As for us, we are gone back from him,

Hebrews 12:29

For our God is a consuming fire.

1 John 1:9

If we knowledge our sins, he is faithful and just, to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Exodus 23:21

Beware of him and hear his voice and anger him not: for he will not spare your misdeeds, yea and my name is in him.

Deuteronomy 5:9-10

Thou shalt neither bow thyself unto them nor serve them, for I the LORD thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the wickedness of the fathers upon the children, even in the third and the fourth generation, among them that hate me:

Joshua 24:19

But Joshua said unto the people, "Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is a holy God and cannot bear your transgression and sin.

Daniel 9:4

I prayed before the LORD my God, and knowledged, saying, "O LORD, thou great and fearful God, thou that keepest covenant and mercy with them which love thee, and do thy commandments:

Nahum 1:2-3

The LORD is a jealous God, and a taker of vengeance: yea, a taker of vengeance is the LORD, and wrathful. The LORD taketh vengeance of his enemies, and reserveth displeasure for his adversaries.

Nahum 1:6

Who may endure before his wrath? Or who is able to abide his grim displeasure? His anger taketh on like fire, and the hard rocks burst in sunder before him.

Romans 3:19-26

Yea and we know that whatsoever the law saith, he saith it to them which are under the law: That all mouths may be stopped, and all the world be subdued to God,

Romans 4:7-8

"Blessed are they, whose unrighteousnesses are forgiven and whose sins are covered.

Romans 9:22-23

Even so, God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, suffered with long patience the vessels of wrath, ordained to damnation,

Ephesians 1:7

By whom we have redemption through his blood, that is to say, even the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace,

Ephesians 4:32

Be ye courteous one to another, and merciful, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake forgave you.

Revelation 20:15

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the lake of fire.

Revelation 21:8

But the fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

Numbers 14:18-23

'The LORD is long yer he be angry, and full of mercy, and suffereth sin and trespass, and leaveth no man innocent, and visiteth the unrighteousness of the fathers upon the children, even upon the third and fourth generation.'

Deuteronomy 32:35

"'Vengeance is mine, and I will reward! Their feet shall slide, when the time cometh. For the time of their destruction is at hand, and the time that shall come upon them maketh haste.'

Nehemiah 1:5

and said, "O LORD God of heaven, thou great and terrible God, thou that keepest covenant and mercy for them that love thee and observe thy commandments:

Nehemiah 9:32

Now our God, thou great God, mighty and terrible, thou that keepest covenant and mercy, regard not a little all the travail that hath happened unto us, and our kings, princes, priests, prophets, fathers and all thy people, since the time of the kings of Assyria unto this day.

Psalm 9:16-17

The LORD is known to execute judgment; the ungodly is trapped in the work of his own hands. Selah.

Psalm 11:5-6

The LORD alloweth the righteous; but the ungodly, and him that delighteth in wickedness, doth his soul abhor.

Psalm 58:10-11

The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance, and shall wash his feet in the blood of the ungodly.

Psalm 86:15

But thou, O LORD God, art full of compassion and mercy, longsuffering, plenteous in goodness and truth.

Psalm 136:10

Which smote Egypt with their firstborn! For his mercy endureth forever.

Psalm 136:15

But as for Pharaoh and his host, he overthrew them in the reed sea! For his mercy endureth forever.

Isaiah 45:21

Let men draw nigh, let them come hither, and ask counsel one at another, and show forth: "What is he, that told this before?" Or, "Who spake of it, ever since the beginning?" Have not I, the LORD, done it: without whom there is none other God? The true God and Saviour, and there is else none but I.

Micah 6:11

Or should I justify the false balances and the bag of deceitful weights,

Micah 7:18

Where is there such a God as thou? That pardonest wickedness, and forgivest the offenses of the remnant of thine heritage? He keepeth not his wrath for ever. And why? His delight is to have compassion.

Matthew 6:14-15

For and if ye shall forgive other men their trespasses, your heavenly father shall also forgive you.

Matthew 12:31

Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, but the blasphemy of the spirit shall not be forgiven unto men.

Matthew 18:32-35

Then his Lord called him, and said unto him, 'O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou praydest me:

Luke 7:42

When they had nothing to pay, he forgave them both. Which of them tell me, will love him most?"

Luke 7:48

And he said unto her, "Thy sins are forgiven thee."

Acts 5:31

Him hath God lift up with his right hand, to be a ruler and a saviour: for to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Acts 13:38

Be it known unto you therefore, ye men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins;

Romans 2:4-9

Either despisest thou the riches of his goodness and patience, and long sufferance? And rememberest not how that the kindness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

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