"So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish.
"I, moreover, stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights like the first time, and the LORD listened to me that time also; the LORD was not willing to destroy you.
For He does not afflict willingly Or grieve the sons of men.
Yet the LORD was not willing to destroy the house of David because of the covenant which He had made with David, and since He had promised to give a lamp to him and his sons forever.
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