New International Version
34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek(A) him;
they eagerly turned to him again.
35 They remembered that God was their Rock,(B)
that God Most High was their Redeemer.(C)
36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths,(D)
lying to him with their tongues;
37 their hearts were not loyal(E) to him,
they were not faithful to his covenant.
38 Yet he was merciful;(F)
he forgave(G) their iniquities(H)
and did not destroy them.
Time after time he restrained his anger(I)
and did not stir up his full wrath.
39 He remembered that they were but flesh,(J)
a passing breeze(K) that does not return.