And kept in mind his agreement with them, and in his great mercy gave them forgiveness.
He has kept his agreement in mind for ever, the word which he gave for a thousand generations;
And whenever the Lord gave them judges, then the Lord was with the judge, and was their saviour from the hands of their haters all the days of the judge; for the Lord was moved by their cries of grief because of those who were cruel to them.
Give an answer to my words, O Lord; for your mercy is good: be turned to me, because of your great pity.
I will give news of the mercies of the Lord, and his great acts, even all the things the Lord has done for us, in his great grace to the house of Israel; even all he has done for us in his unnumbered mercies.
For though he sends grief, still he will have pity in the full measure of his love.
So the Lord let himself be turned from his purpose of sending punishment on his people.
And they will have grief for their sins and for the sins of their fathers, when their hearts were untrue to me, and they went against me;
For the Lord will be judge of his people, he will have pity for his servants; when he sees that their power is gone, there is no one, shut up or free.
And when the hand of the angel was stretched out in the direction of Jerusalem, for its destruction, the Lord had regret for the evil, and said to the angel who was sending destruction on the people, It is enough; do no more. And the angel of the Lord was by the grain-floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
But the Lord was kind to them and had pity on them, caring for them, because of his agreement with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; he would not put them to destruction or send them away from before his face till now.
For the Lord will be judge of his people's cause; his feelings will be changed to his servants.
How may I give you up, O Ephraim? how may I be your saviour, O Israel? how may I make you like Admah? how may I do to you as I did to Zeboim? My heart is turned in me, it is soft with pity.
The Lord, changing his purpose about this, said, And this will not be.
Salvation from those who are against us, and from the hands of those who have hate for us;