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I, I am He

who blots out your transgressions for my own sake,

and I will not remember your sins.

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25. I, even I—the God against whom your sin is committed, and who alone can and will pardon. (Isa 44:22).

for mine own sake—(Isa 48:9, 11). How abominable a thing sin is, since it is against such a God of grace! "Blotted out" is an image from an account-book, in which, when a debt is paid, the charge is cancelled or blotted out.

not remember … sins—(Jer 31:34). When God forgives, He forgets; that is, treats the sinner as if He had forgotten his sins.