28Think not upon those that have walked feignedly before thee: but remember them, which according to thy will have known thy fear. 29Let it not be thy will to destroy them which have lived like beasts; but to look upon them that have clearly taught thy law. 30Take thou no indignation at them which are deemed worse than beasts; but love them that always put their trust in thy righteousness and glory. 31For we and our fathers do languish of such diseases: but because of us sinners thou shalt be called merciful.32For if thou hast a desire to have mercy upon us, thou shalt be called merciful, to us namely, that have no works of righteousness. 33For the just, which have many good works laid up with thee, shall out of their own deeds receive reward. 34For what is man, that thou shouldest take displeasure at him? or what is a corruptible generation, that thou shouldest be so bitter toward it?
"For we and our fathers do languish of such diseases: but because of us sinners thou shalt be called merciful." 2 Esdras 8:31 KJVSimilar VersesSave