But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.
How shall I give you up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver you, Israel? how shall I make you as Admah? how shall I set you as Zeboiim? my heart is turned within me, my compassion is stirred.
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.
And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt died: and the children of Israel groaned by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And they put away the foreign gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
And the LORD was gracious unto them, and had compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not destroy them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.
For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.
For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? for since I spoke against him, I do earnestly remember him still: therefore my heart is troubled for him; I will surely have mercy upon him, says the LORD.
It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
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