Again and again he rescued them, but they chose to rebel against him, and they were finally destroyed by their sin.
Even so, he pitied them in their distress and listened to their cries.
He remembered his covenant with them and relented because of his unfailing love.
He even caused their captors to treat them with kindness.
Save us, O our God! Gather us back from among the nations, so we can thank your holy name and rejoice and praise you.
Praise the , the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting! Let all the people say, “Amen!” Praise the !