II Kings 13:23
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23  But Hashem was gracious and merciful to them, and He turned back to them for the sake of His covenant with Avraham, Yitzchak, and Yaakov. He refrained from destroying them, and He still did not cast them out from His presence.

va-ya-KHON a-do-NAI o-TAM va-ra-kha-MAYM vai-YI-fen a-lay-HEM l’-MA-an b’-ree-TO et av-ra-HAM yitz-KHAK v’-ya-a-KOV v’-LO a-VAH hash-khee-TAM v’-lo hish-lee-KHAM may-al pa-NAV ad A-tah

כג  וַיָּחָן יְהֹוָה אֹתָם וַיְרַחֲמֵם וַיִּפֶן אֲלֵיהֶם לְמַעַן בְּרִיתוֹ אֶת־אַבְרָהָם יִצְחָק וְיַעֲקֹב וְלֹא אָבָה הַשְׁחִיתָם וְלֹא־הִשְׁלִיכָם מֵעַל־פָּנָיו עַד־עָתָּה׃

 13:23   Gracious and merciful to them

Because of His everlasting covenant with the People of Israel, Hashem has compassion for them. In Hebrew, the word for ‘compassion,’ rachamim (רחמים), comes from the word that means ‘womb,’ rechem (רחם). A mother always feels compassion for the child she lovingly carried in her womb for nine months. We pray for Hashem to have the same compassion upon His children, whom He has lovingly carried for millennia, and when we show compassion to others, we emulate one of God’s attributes.

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  • PAULINE ALLEN

    BUT THE LORD WAS GRACIOUS TO THEM AND HAD COMPASSION ON THEM, AND TURNED TOWARD THEM FOR THE SAKE OF HIS COVENANT, WITH ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB, AND HE WAS UNWILLING TO DESTROY THEM AND DID NOT CAST THEM FROM HIS PRESCENCE UNTIL NOW.

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II Kings 13:23

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