keeping loyal love for thousands, 1 forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression 2 of fathers by dealing with children and children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.”
‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in loyal love, 1 forgiving iniquity and transgression, 2 but by no means clearing 3 the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children until the third and fourth generations.’ 4
You did not hear, you do not know, you were not told beforehand. 1 For I know that you are very deceitful; 2 you were labeled 3 a rebel from birth.
Look, my father, and see the edge of your robe in my hand! When I cut off the edge of your robe, I didn’t kill you. So realize and understand that I am not planning 1 evil or rebellion. Even though I have not sinned against you, you are waiting in ambush to take my life.