As far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.—“In those days and in that time,” declares the Lord, “iniquity shall be sought in Israel, and there shall be none. And sin in Judah, and none shall be found, for I will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.”—You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea…. Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity?
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.—He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong, because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors.—“The Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
By the grace of God I am what I am.—Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth.—So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy.— Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded.—Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption…. “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.—But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
so far does he qremove our transgressions from us.
20 In those days and in that time, declares the Lord, viniquity shall be sought in Israel, and there shall be none, and sin in Judah, and none shall be found, for wI will pardon those whom I leave as a remnant.
19 He will pagain have compassion on us;
qhe will tread our iniquities underfoot.
nfor the remnant of his inheritance?
oHe does not retain his anger forever,
6 qAll we like sheep have gone astray;
rand the Lord has laid on him
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see1 and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall bthe righteous one, my servant,
cmake many to be accounted righteous,
dand he shall bear their iniquities.
gyet he bore the sin of many,
7 For who sees anything different in you? vWhat do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion,1 but on God, who has mercy.
27 oThen what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith.
31 so that, as it is written, w“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
2 jAnd you were kdead in the trespasses and sins 2 lin which you once walked, following the course of this world, following mthe prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in nthe sons of disobedience—3 among whom we all once lived in othe passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body1 and the mind, and pwere by nature qchildren of wrath, like the rest of mankind.2