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Assurance of Forgiveness

I will heal their disloyalty;
    I will love them freely,
    for my anger has turned from them.

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Thanksgiving and Praise

12 You will say in that day:
I will give thanks to you, O Lord,
    for though you were angry with me,
your anger turned away,
    and you comforted me.

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But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ[a]—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast.

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Footnotes

  1. Ephesians 2:5 Other ancient authorities read in Christ

17 The Lord, your God, is in your midst,
    a warrior who gives victory;
he will rejoice over you with gladness,
    he will renew you[a] in his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing

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  1. Zephaniah 3:17 Gk Syr: Heb he will be silent

A Call to Repentance

“Come, let us return to the Lord;
    for it is he who has torn, and he will heal us;
    he has struck down, and he will bind us up.

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22 Return, O faithless children,
    I will heal your faithlessness.

“Here we come to you;
    for you are the Lord our God.

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18 I have seen their ways, but I will heal them;
    I will lead them and repay them with comfort,
    creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips.[a]

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  1. Isaiah 57:18 Meaning of Heb uncertain

My people are bent on turning away from me.
    To the Most High they call,
    but he does not raise them up at all.[a]

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  1. Hosea 11:7 Meaning of Heb uncertain

Although our iniquities testify against us,
    act, O Lord, for your name’s sake;
our apostasies indeed are many,
    and we have sinned against you.

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But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared,

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who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works but according to his own purpose and grace. This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began,

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to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.

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19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself,[a] not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us. 20 So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us; we entreat you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 21 For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:19 Or God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself

24 they are now justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,

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12 But when he heard this, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. 13 Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners.”

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I am going to bring it recovery and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them abundance[a] of prosperity and security.

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  1. Jeremiah 33:6 Meaning of Heb uncertain

Jeremiah Prays for Vindication

14 Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed;
    save me, and I shall be saved;
    for you are my praise.

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22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
    Is there no physician there?
Why then has the health of my poor people
    not been restored?

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Therefore a lion from the forest shall kill them,
    a wolf from the desert shall destroy them.
A leopard is watching against their cities;
    everyone who goes out of them shall be torn in pieces—
because their transgressions are many,
    their apostasies are great.

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38 Yet he, being compassionate,
    forgave their iniquity,
    and did not destroy them;
often he restrained his anger,
    and did not stir up all his wrath.

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It was not because you were more numerous than any other people that the Lord set his heart on you and chose you—for you were the fewest of all peoples. It was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath that he swore to your ancestors, that the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

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