He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;110
he does not treat us as our sins deserve2 or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love3 for those who fear him;412
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions5 from us.
As a father has compassion6 on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,7 he remembers that we are dust.815
As for man, his days are like grass,9 he flourishes like a flower10 of the field;
the wind blows11 over it and it is gone, and its place12 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 children13--
with those who keep his covenant14 and remember15 to obey his precepts.1619
The LORD has established his throne17 in heaven, and his kingdom rules18 over all.