Nehemiah 9:17
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New International Version
They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,

New Living Translation
They refused to obey and did not remember the miracles you had done for them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt! But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and rich in unfailing love. You did not abandon them,

English Standard Version
They refused to obey and were not mindful of the wonders that you performed among them, but they stiffened their neck and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them.

New American Standard Bible
"They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them.

King James Bible
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They refused to listen and did not remember Your wonders You performed among them. They became stiff-necked and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in faithful love, and You did not abandon them.

International Standard Version
They would not listen, and did not remember the miracles you did among them. Instead, they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return them to their slavery. "But you are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, and rich in gracious love; therefore you did not abandon them.

NET Bible
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. But you are a God of forgiveness, merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and unfailing in your loyal love. You did not abandon them,

New Heart English Bible
and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of your wonders that you did among them, but hardened their neck, and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and did not forsake them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They refused to listen. They forgot the miracles you performed for them. They became stubborn and appointed a leader to take them back to slavery [in Egypt]. But you are a forgiving God, one who is compassionate, merciful, patient, and always ready to forgive. You never abandoned them,

JPS Tanakh 1917
and refused to hearken, neither were mindful of Thy wonders that Thou didst among them; but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage; but Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy, and forsookest them not.

New American Standard 1977
“And they refused to listen,
            And did not remember Thy wondrous deeds which Thou hadst performed among them;
            So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt.
            But Thou art a God of forgiveness,
            Gracious and compassionate,
            Slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness;
            And Thou didst not forsake them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and refused to hear; neither did they remember thy wonders that thou hadst done among them, but hardened their necks and in their rebellion thought to appoint a leader to return to their bondage; but thou art a God of pardons, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great mercy, for thou didst not leave them.

King James 2000 Bible
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a leader to return to their bondage: but you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsook them not.

American King James Version
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsook them not.

American Standard Version
and refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and forsookest them not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they would not hear, and they remembered not thy wonders which thou hadst done for them. And they hardened their necks, and gave the head to return to their bondage, as it were by contention. But thou, a forgiving God, gracious, and merciful, longsuffering, and full of compassion, didst not forsake them.

Darby Bible Translation
and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of thy wonders which thou hadst done among them; but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion made a captain to return to their bondage. But thou art a +God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great loving-kindness, and thou forsookest them not.

English Revised Version
and refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them; but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy, and forsookest them not.

Webster's Bible Translation
And refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst perform among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsookest them not.

World English Bible
and refused to obey, neither were they mindful of your wonders that you did among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in loving kindness, and didn't forsake them.

Young's Literal Translation
yea, they refuse to hearken, and have not remembered Thy wonders that Thou hast done with them, and harden their neck and appoint a head, to turn back to their service, in their rebellion; and Thou art a God of pardons, gracious, and merciful, long-suffering, and abundant in kindness, and hast not forsaken them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
9:4-38 The summary of their prayers we have here upon record. Much more, no doubt, was said. Whatever ability we have to do any thing in the way of duty, we are to serve and glorify God according to the utmost of it. When confessing our sins, it is good to notice the mercies of God, that we may be the more humbled and ashamed. The dealings of the Lord showed his goodness and long-suffering, and the hardness of their hearts. The testimony of the prophets was the testimony of the Spirit in the prophets, and it was the Spirit of Christ in them. They spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, and what they said is to be received accordingly. The result was, wonder at the Lord's mercies, and the feeling that sin had brought them to their present state, from which nothing but unmerited love could rescue them. And is not their conduct a specimen of human nature? Let us study the history of our land, and our own history. Let us recollect our advantages from childhood, and ask what were our first returns? Let us frequently do so, that we may be kept humble, thankful, and watchful. Let all remember that pride and obstinacy are sins which ruin the soul. But it is often as hard to persuade the broken-hearted to hope, as formerly it was to bring them to fear. Is this thy case? Behold this sweet promise, A God ready to pardon! Instead of keeping away from God under a sense of unworthiness, let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. He is a God ready to pardon.
Study Bible
The People Confess Their Sins
16"But they, our fathers, acted arrogantly; They became stubborn and would not listen to Your commandments. 17"They refused to listen, And did not remember Your wondrous deeds which You had performed among them; So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery in Egypt. But You are a God of forgiveness, Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness; And You did not forsake them. 18"Even when they made for themselves A calf of molten metal And said, 'This is your God Who brought you up from Egypt,' And committed great blasphemies,…
Cross References
Exodus 34:6
Then the LORD passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in lovingkindness and truth;

Exodus 34:7
who keeps lovingkindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."

Numbers 14:4
So they said to one another, "Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt."

Numbers 14:18
The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.'

Nehemiah 9:31
"Nevertheless, in Your great compassion You did not make an end of them or forsake them, For You are a gracious and compassionate God.

Psalm 78:11
They forgot His deeds And His miracles that He had shown them.

Psalm 78:42
They did not remember His power, The day when He redeemed them from the adversary,

Psalm 86:5
For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You.

Psalm 103:8
The LORD is compassionate and gracious, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.

Psalm 130:4
But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.
Treasury of Scripture

And refused to obey, neither were mindful of your wonders that you did among them; but hardened their necks, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage: but you are a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and forsook them not.

refused

Numbers 14:3,4,11,41 And why has the LORD brought us to this land, to fall by the sword, …

Numbers 16:14 Moreover you have not brought us into a land that flows with milk …

Psalm 106:24,25 Yes, they despised the pleasant land, they believed not his word…

Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called, and you refused; I have stretched out my hand, …

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse not him that speaks. For if they escaped not …

mindful

Psalm 78:11,42,43 And forgot his works, and his wonders that he had showed them…

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 106:7,13 Our fathers understood not your wonders in Egypt; they remembered …

Matthew 16:9-11 Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the …

2 Peter 1:12-15 Why I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of these …

in their rebellion (Instead of bemiryam, 'in their rebellion,' seven MSS., one edition, and the LXX., have bemitzrayim, 'in Egypt:' 'appointed a captain to return to their bondage in Egypt.')

appointed

Numbers 14:4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return …

Acts 7:39 To whom our fathers would not obey, but thrust him from them, and …

a God

Numbers 14:18,19 The LORD is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity …

Psalm 86:5,15 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy …

Psalm 130:4 But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared.

Micah 7:18,19 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the …

ready to pardon. Heb. of pardons. gracious

Exodus 34:6,7 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The …

Psalm 78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and destroyed …

Psalm 103:8-18 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy…

Psalm 145:8,9 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and …

Isaiah 55:7-9 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Joel 2:13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn to the LORD …

Romans 9:15 For he said to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, …

Ephesians 1:6,7 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he has made us accepted …

forsookest

1 Kings 6:13 And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake …

1 Kings 8:57 The LORD our God be with us, as he was with our fathers: let him …

Psalm 106:43-46 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their …

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