So the Lord rejected all of Israel’s descendants; he humiliated 1 them and handed them over to robbers, until he had thrown them from his presence.
But the Lord had mercy on them and felt pity for them. 1 He extended his favor to them 2 because of the promise he had made 3 to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has been unwilling to destroy them or remove them from his presence to this very day. 4