New International Version
LORD our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.
King James Bible
Thou answeredst them, O LORD our God: thou wast a God that forgavest them, though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, our God, *thou* answeredst them: a forgiving God wast thou unto them, though thou tookest vengeance of their doings.
World English Bible
You answered them, Yahweh our God. You are a God who forgave them, although you took vengeance for their doings.
Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, our God, Thou hast afflicted them, A God forgiving Thou hast been to them, And taking vengeance on their actions.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou - forgavest them - When the people had sinned, and wrath was about to descend on them, Moses and Aaron interceded for them, and they were not destroyed.
Tookest vengeance of their inventions - God spared them, but showed his displeasure at their misdoings. He chastised, but did not consume them. This is amply proved in the history of this people.
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'And the men of Kirjath-jearim came, and fetched up the ark of the Lord, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his son to keep the ark of the Lord. 2. And it came to pans, while the ark abode in Kirjath-jearim, that the time was long; for it was twenty years: and all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. 3. And Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Sixth Day. Holiness and Glory.
The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died.
Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you. However, when the time comes for me to punish, I will punish them for their sin."
The LORD replied, "I have forgiven them, as you asked.
But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them."
Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.
So I declared on oath in my anger, 'They shall never enter my rest.'"
Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the LORD our God is holy.
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