9 He 3will not always strive with us, Nor will He 4keep His anger forever.
10 He has 5not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high 6as the heavens are above the earth, So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west, So far has He 7removed our transgressions from us.
13 Just 8as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
14 For 9He Himself knows our frame; He 10is mindful that we are but 11dust.
15 As for man, his days are 12like grass; As a 13flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 When the 14wind has passed over it, it is no more, And its 15place acknowledges it no longer.
17 But the 16lovingkindness of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, And His righteousness 17to children's children,
18 To 18those who keep His covenant And remember His precepts to do them.