I will not accuse1 forever, nor will I always be angry,2 for then the spirit of man would grow faint before me-- the breath3 of man that I have created.
I was enraged by his sinful greed;4 I punished him, and hid5 my face in anger, yet he kept on in his willful ways.618
I have seen his ways, but I will heal7 him; I will guide8 him and restore comfort9 to him,
creating praise on the lips10 of the mourners in Israel. Peace, peace,11 to those far and near,"12 says the LORD. "And I will heal them."
But the wicked13 are like the tossing sea,14 which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire15 and mud.
"There is no peace,"16 says my God, "for the wicked."17