Do return, O Lord; how long will it be? And be sorry for Your servants.
“ For the Lord will vindicate His people, And will have compassion on His servants, When He sees that their strength is gone, And there is none remaining, bond or free.
For the Lord will judge His people And will have compassion on His servants.
And He remembered His covenant for their sake, And relented according to the greatness of His lovingkindness.
O God of hosts, turn again now, we beseech You; Look down from heaven and see, and take care of this vine,
The Lord changed His mind about this. “It shall not be,” said the Lord.
The Lord changed His mind about this. “This too shall not be,” said the Lord God.
Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish.”
Why should the Egyptians speak, saying, ‘With evil intent He brought them out to kill them in the mountains and to destroy them from the face of the earth’? Turn from Your burning anger and change Your mind about doing harm to Your people.
So the Lord changed His mind about the harm which He said He would do to His people.
And my soul is greatly dismayed; But You, O Lord— how long?
How long, O God, will the adversary revile, And the enemy spurn Your name forever?
How long, O Lord? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land.
How can I give you up, O Ephraim? How can I surrender you, O Israel? How can I make you like Admah? How can I treat you like Zeboiim? My heart is turned over within Me, All My compassions are kindled.
And rend your heart and not your garments.” Now return to the Lord your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.
Therefore thus says the Lord, “I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem.”’