However, to the one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness.(A) David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

“Blessed are those
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord will never count against them.”[a](B)

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  1. Romans 4:8 Psalm 32:1,2

“Woe(A) to me!” I cried. “I am ruined!(B) For I am a man of unclean lips,(C) and I live among a people of unclean lips,(D) and my eyes have seen(E) the King,(F) the Lord Almighty.”(G)

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal(H) in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips;(I) your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.(J)

Then I heard the voice(K) of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?(L) And who will go for us?(M)

And I said, “Here am I.(N) Send me!”

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