Psalm 78:38 {77:38}
Good News Translation
But God was merciful to his people. He forgave their sin and did not destroy them. Many times he held back his anger and restrained his fury.

Contemporary English Version
Yet God was kind. He kept forgiving their sins and didn't destroy them. He often became angry, but never lost his temper.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: and will not destroy them. And many a time did he turn away his anger: and did not kindle all his wrath.

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But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: and will not destroy them. And many a time did he turn away his anger: and did not kindle all his wrath.

but he

Psalm 106:43-45 Many times did he deliver them. But they provoked him with their counsel: and they were brought low by their iniquities. . . .

Exodus 34:6-9 And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true, . . .

Numbers 14:18-20 The Lord is patient and full of mercy, by taking away iniquity and wickedness, and leaving no man clear, who visitest the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. . . .

Numbers 16:44-48 And the Lord said to Moses: . . .

Isaiah 44:21,22 Remember these things, O Jacob, and Israel, for thou art my servant. I have formed thee, thou art my servant, O Israel, forget me not. . . .

many

Isaiah 48:9 For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.

Ezekiel 20:8,9,13,14,17,21,22 But they provoked me, and would not hearken to me: they did not every man cast away the abominations of his eyes, neither did they forsake the idols of Egypt: and I said I would pour out my indignation upon them, and accomplish my wrath against them in the midst of the land of Egypt. . . .

did not

2 Kings 21:20 And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, as Manasses, his father, had done.

Context
I Will Open My Mouth in Parables
37But their heart was not right with him: nor were they counted faithful in his covenant. 38But he is merciful, and will forgive their sins: and will not destroy them. And many a time did he turn away his anger: and did not kindle all his wrath.39And he remembered that they are flesh: a wind that goeth and returneth not.…
Cross References
Exodus 34:6
And when he passed before him, he said: O the Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, patient and of much compassion, and true,

Numbers 14:18
The Lord is patient and full of mercy, by taking away iniquity and wickedness, and leaving no man clear, who visitest the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

2 Chronicles 12:7
And when the Lord saw that they were humbled, the word of the Lord came to Semeias, saying: Because they are humbled, I will not destroy them, and I will give them a little help, and my wrath shall not fall upon Jerusalem by the hand of Sesac.

Psalm 85:2
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered all their sins.

Psalm 85:3
Thou hast mitigated all thy anger: thou hast turned away from the wrath of thy indignation.

Psalm 99:8
Thou didst hear them, O Lord our God: thou wast a merciful God to them, and taking vengeance on all their inventions.

Isaiah 48:9
For my name's sake I will remove my wrath far off: and for my praise I will bridle thee, lest thou shouldst perish.

Lamentations 3:22
Heth. The mercies of the Lord that we are not consumed: because his commiserations have not failed.

Lamentations 3:32
Caph. For if he hath cast off, he will also have mercy, according to the multitude of his mercies.

Ezekiel 16:63
That thou mayest remember, and be confounded, and mayest no more open thy mouth because of thy confusion, when I shall be pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 20:22
But I turned away my hand, and wrought for my name's sake, that it might not be violated before the nations, out of which I brought them forth in their sight.

Additional Translations
Yet He was compassionate; He forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them. He often restrained His anger and did not unleash His full wrath.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.

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.

But he is compassionate, and will forgive their sins, and will not destroy them: yea, he will frequently turn away his wrath, and will not kindle all his anger.

But he was merciful: he forgave the iniquity, and destroyed [them] not; but many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his fury:

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.

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

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.

And He -- the Merciful One, Pardoneth iniquity, and destroyeth not, And hath often turned back His anger, And waketh not up all His fury.
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