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

14 I will punish you as your deeds(A) deserve,
    declares the Lord.
I will kindle a fire(B) in your forests(C)
    that will consume everything around you.’”

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14 “On the day I punish(A) Israel for her sins,
    I will destroy the altars of Bethel;(B)
the horns(C) of the altar will be cut off
    and fall to the ground.

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