The Bible in Its Traditions

Exodus 34:6–9

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And YHWH passed by before him, and proclaimed: 'YHWH, the YHWH, God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth;

And the Lord passed by before his face, and proclaimed, The Lord God, pitiful and merciful, longsuffering and very compassionate, and true,

And as he was crossing before him, he said: “The Ruler, the Lord God, merciful and lenient, patient and full of compassion and also truthful,

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keeping mercy unto the thousandth generation, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin; and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and unto the fourth generation.'

who preserves mercy a thousand fold, who takes away iniquity, and wickedness, and also sin; and with you no one, in and of himself, is innocent. You render the iniquity of the fathers to the sons, and also to their descendents to the third and fourth generation.”

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And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshipped.

And Moses hasted, and bowed to the earth and worshipped;

And hurrying, Moses bowed down prostrate to the ground; and worshiping,

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And he said: 'If now I have found grace in Thy sight, O Lord, let YHWH, I pray Thee, go in the midst of us; for it is a stiffnecked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us for Thine inheritance.'

and said, If I have found grace before thee, let my Lord go with us; for the people is stiff-necked: and thou shalt take away our sins and our iniquities, and we will be thine.

he said: “If I have found grace in your sight, O Lord, I beg you to walk with us, (for the people are stiff-necked) and take away our iniquities and our sin, and so possess us.”