SO READY IS HE RATHER TO SHOW MERCY THAN TO PUNISH
EXODUS 20:6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY Sin is visited on three, or at most four, generations. Righteousness is remembered, and advantages descendants, for ever.
BARNES' NOTES Yahweh's visitations of chastisement extend to the third and fourth generation, his visitations of mercy to the thousandth; that is, forever.
GENEVA STUDY BIBLE So ready is he rather to show mercy than to punish.