Bible: Psalm 103:8-14

103:8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful;

he is patient 1  and demonstrates great loyal love. 2 

103:9 He does not always accuse,

and does not stay angry. 3 

103:10 He does not deal with us as our sins deserve; 4 

he does not repay us as our misdeeds deserve. 5 

103:11 For as the skies are high above the earth,

so his loyal love towers 6  over his faithful followers. 7 

103:12 As far as the eastern horizon 8  is from the west, 9 

so he removes the guilt of our rebellious actions 10  from us.

103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, 11 

so the Lord has compassion on his faithful followers. 12 

103:14 For he knows what we are made of; 13 

he realizes 14  we are made of clay. 15 

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