Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, for we have rebelled against him