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

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He has (A)caused his wondrous works to be remembered;
    the Lord is gracious and merciful.

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Light dawns in the darkness (A)for the upright;
    he is gracious, merciful, and (B)righteous.

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18 (A)‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, (B)visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’

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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

And he prayed to the Lord and said, “O Lord, is not this what I said when I was yet in my country? (A)That is why I made haste to flee to Tarshish; for I knew that you are a (B)gracious God and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and (C)relenting from disaster.

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12     and that to you, O Lord, (A)belongs steadfast love.
For you will (B)render to a man
    according to his work.

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