Leviticus 26:40 - 42
NKJV - 40 But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me. 41 And that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt -
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In the numerous Old Testament examples of "repentance-restoration", the cycle usually is within a generation - from a few short months to a few decades. Important lesson from all these "repentance-restoration" OT stories is - our God is a faithful God, and He is full of mercy. And we are not.
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