Exodus 34:6

Hebrew Bible

4 So Moses cut out two tablets of stone like the first; early in the morning he went up to Mount Sinai, just as the Lord had commanded him, and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone. 5 The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there and proclaimed the Lord by name. 6 The Lord passed by before him and proclaimed: “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, and abounding in loyal love and faithfulness, 7 keeping loyal love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin. But he by no means leaves the guilty unpunished, responding to the transgression of fathers by dealing with children and children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.” 8 Moses quickly bowed to the ground and worshiped

Psalm 145:8

Hebrew Bible

6 They will proclaim the power of your awesome acts.I will declare your great deeds. 7 They will talk about the fame of your great kindness and sing about your justice. 8 The Lord is merciful and compassionate; he is patient and demonstrates great loyal love. 9 The Lord is good to all and has compassion on all he has made. 10 All your works will give thanks to you, Lord. Your loyal followers will praise you.

 Notes and References

"... Verbal echoes of Exodus 34:6-7 ... A similar doxology appears in the acrostically arranged Psalm 145. This quotation concludes the verbal resemblances of the DNP in the Psalter, and highlights YHWH’s universal reign. The psalmist begins by blessing and praising YHWH’s name (verses 1–2). This theme is picked up again in verse 7 with a reference to those who speak of ָ“the memory of your abundant goodness.” The noun רֶכֵז is the closest nominal synonym to the noun םֵשׁ, and the following abbreviated quotation of Exodus 34:6 gives the content of this “memorial name”: (“gracious and compassionate is YHWH, slow to anger and great in kindness,” Psalm 145:8). The only noticeable change from the DNP appears in the use of this adjective highlights the quality of divine kindness. Through this quotation, the psalmist returned YHWH’s own words to him in praise ..."

Surls, Austin Making Sense of the Divine Name in the Book of Exodus: From Etymology to Literary Onomastics (p. 177) Eisenbrauns, 2017

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