Bible: Nehemiah 9:16-17

9:16But they – our ancestors 1 behaved presumptuously; they rebelled 2  and did not obey your commandments. 9:17 They refused to obey and did not recall your miracles that you had performed among them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed a leader to return to their bondage in Egypt. 3  But you are a God of forgiveness, merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and unfailing in your loyal love. 4  You did not abandon them,

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