He made known1 his ways2 to Moses, his deeds3 to the people of Israel:
The LORD is compassionate and gracious,4 slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;510
he does not treat us as our sins deserve6 or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love7 for those who fear him;812
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions9 from us.
As a father has compassion10 on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,11 he remembers that we are dust.1215
As for man, his days are like grass,13 he flourishes like a flower14 of the field;
the wind blows15 over it and it is gone, and its place16 remembers it no more.
But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children17--