27 And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and (A)forgave him the debt.

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

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How can I give you up, O Ephraim?
    How can I hand you over, O Israel?
(A)How can I make you (B)like Admah?
    How can I treat you (C)like Zeboiim?
(D)My heart recoils within me;
    my compassion grows warm and tender.

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15 But you, O Lord, are a God (A)merciful and gracious,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

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17 They refused to obey (A)and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt.[a] But you are a God ready to forgive, (B)gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

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Footnotes

  1. Nehemiah 9:17 Some Hebrew manuscripts; many Hebrew manuscripts and in their rebellion appointed a leader to return to their slavery

16 So they put away the foreign gods from among them and served the Lord, and (A)he became impatient over the misery of Israel.

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For you, O Lord, are good and (A)forgiving,
    (B)abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

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38 Yet he, being (A)compassionate,
    (B)atoned for their iniquity
    and did not destroy them;
he restrained his anger often
    and did not stir up all his wrath.

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