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Psalms 78:38

    Psalms 78:38 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yes, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    But he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: Yea, many a time turned he his anger away, And did not stir up all his wrath.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But he, being full of pity, has forgiveness for sin, and does not put an end to man: frequently turning back his wrath, and not being violently angry.

    Webster's Revision

    But he, being merciful, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: Yea, many a time turned he his anger away, And did not stir up all his wrath.

    World English Bible

    But he, being merciful, forgave iniquity, and didn't destroy them. Yes, many times he turned his anger away, and didn't stir up all his wrath.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

    Definitions for Psalms 78:38

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 78:38

    But he, being full of compassion - Feeling for them as a father for his children.

    Forgave their iniquity - יחפר yechapper, made an atonement for their iniquity.

    And did not stir up all his wrath - Though they often grieved his Spirit, and rebelled against him, yet he seldom punished them; and when he did chastise them, it was as a tender and merciful Father. He did not stir up all his wrath - the punishment was much less than the iniquity deserved.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 78:38

    But he, being full of compassion - literally, "But he, merciful," That is, he was ready to forgive them.

    Forgave their iniquity - literally, Atoned for, expiated, covered over their iniquity. There is connected with the word the idea of expiation or atonement, as the ground of pardon.

    And destroyed them not - Did not cut them off in their repeated acts of rebellion. He bore with them, and spared them.

    Yea, many a time turned he his anger away - literally, He multiplied to turn his anger away. That is, he did it repeatedly. There were frequent occasions on their journey for doing this, and he did it.

    And did not stir up all his wrath - literally, Did not excite, or arouse all his anger. His anger was stayed or mitigated, and they were suffered still to live.

    Psalm 78:38-39He will not always chide;

    Neither will he keep his anger forever.

    Like as a father pitieth his children,

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