“Nevertheless Yahweh regarded their distress,
When he heard their cry.
For their sake,
He remembered his covenant.
He showed compassion
According to the abundance of his steadfast love.
He caused them to be pitied
By all those who held them captive.”
Despite the many incidents when Israel turned against their leaders and Yahweh himself, he always kept his covenant with them. Whenever they cried to Yahweh, he heard their cry. He remembered his covenant and showed compassion out of his abundant steadfast love. Even those who captured them had pity on them.