And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate(A) and gracious God, slow to anger,(B) abounding in love(C) and faithfulness,(D)

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31 For the Lord your God is a merciful(A) God; he will not abandon(B) or destroy(C) you or forget(D) the covenant with your ancestors, which he confirmed to them by oath.

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If you return(A) to the Lord, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be shown compassion(B) by their captors and will return to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate.(C) He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”

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17 They refused to listen and failed to remember(A) the miracles(B) you performed among them. They became stiff-necked(C) and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery.(D) But you are a forgiving God,(E) gracious and compassionate,(F) slow to anger(G) and abounding in love.(H) Therefore you did not desert them,(I)

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Lord our God,
    you answered them;
you were to Israel a forgiving God,(A)
    though you punished(B) their misdeeds.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 99:8 Or God, / an avenger of the wrongs done to them

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,(A)
    slow to anger, abounding in love.

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The Lord is gracious and righteous;(A)
    our God is full of compassion.(B)

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The Lord is gracious and compassionate,(A)
    slow to anger and rich in love.(B)

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13 Rend your heart(A)
    and not your garments.(B)
Return(C) to the Lord your God,
    for he is gracious and compassionate,(D)
slow to anger and abounding in love,(E)
    and he relents from sending calamity.(F)

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He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew(A) that you are a gracious(B) and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love,(C) a God who relents(D) from sending calamity.(E)

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