The LORD is 1compassionate and gracious, 2Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
He 3will not alwaysstrive with us, Nor will He 4keep His anger forever.
He has 5not dealt with us according to our sins, Norrewarded us according to our iniquities.
For as high6as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindnesstoward those who afear Him.
As far as the east is from the west, So far has He 7removed our transgressions from us.
Just 8as a fatherhascompassion on his children, So the LORDhascompassion on those who bfear Him.
For 9He Himselfknowscour frame; He 10is mindful that we are but 11dust.
As for man, his days are 12like grass; As a 13flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16When the 14wind has passedover it, it is nomore, And its 15placeacknowledges it nolonger.
But the 16lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who dfear Him, And His erighteousness17to children'schildren,
To 18those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.