The LORD is compassionate and gracious,1 slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;210
he does not treat us as our sins deserve3 or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love4 for those who fear him;512
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions6 from us.
As a father has compassion7 on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,8 he remembers that we are dust.9