But because of their breach of their covenant, We cursed them, and made their hearts grow hard; they change the words from their (right) places and forget a good part of the message that was sent them, nor wilt thou cease to find them- barring a few – ever bent on (new) deceits: but forgive them, and overlook (their misdeeds): for Allah loveth those who are kind.
The Prophet said, “God loves kindness and compensates (you) for it in a way that He doesn’t compensate (you) for harshness or anything else.” (Muslim) In other words, God rewards kindness and goodness, while punishing those who are harsh and mean.
Emerick, Yahiya. The Meaning of the Holy Qur’an in Today’s English (p. 829). Unknown. Kindle Edition.