40Then the anger of the Lord was kindled against his people, and he abhorred his heritage;

41he gave them into the hand of the nations, so that those who hated them ruled over them.

42Their enemies oppressed them, and they were brought into subjection under their power.

43Many times he delivered them, but they were rebellious in their purposes, and were brought low through their iniquity.

44Nevertheless he regarded their distress when he heard their cry.

45For their sake he remembered his covenant, and showed compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love.

46He caused them to be pitied by all who held them captive.

47Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

48Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. And let all the people say, “Amen.” Praise the Lord!

From the oremus Bible Browser http://bible.oremus.org v2.2.8 14 July 2018.

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