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3.2 | Plead with God His Goodness and Readiness to Forgive Sin

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SECTION 3 | Confession | 3.2 | Plead with God His Goodness and Readiness to Forgive Sin

For the encouraging of our faith and the exciting of our fervency in this petition for the pardon of sin, we may plead with God:
The infinite goodness of his nature, his readiness to forgive sin, and his glorying in it.

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You, Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Psalm 86:5(ESV) You are a God gracious and full of compassion, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalm 86:15(KJV)

You are a God ready to forgive, merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, Nehemiah 9:17(ESV) who does not always chide nor keep his anger forever. Psalm 103:9(ESV)

You, you are he who blots out our transgressions for your own sake, and will not remember our sins, which we are here to put you in remembrance of and to declare, in order to plead for mercy in Christ. Isaiah 43:25-26(KJV)

And now, please let the power of the Lord be great as you have promised, saying, “The LORD is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression.” Please pardon the iniquity of your people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven us even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(ESV)

For who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of your inheritance? You do not retain your anger forever, because you delight in steadfast love. O that you would have compassion upon us and tread our iniquities underfoot and cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(ESV)

You, Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. Psalm 86:5(ESV) You are a God gracious and full of compassion, longsuffering and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalm 86:15(KJV)

You are a God ready to forgive, merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, Nehemiah 9:17(ESV) who does not always chide nor keep his anger forever. Psalm 103:9(ESV)

You, you are he who blots out my transgressions for your own sake, and will not remember my sins, which I am here to put you in remembrance of and to declare, in order to plead for mercy in Christ. Isaiah 43:25-26(KJV)

And now, please let the power of the Lord be great as you have promised, saying, “The LORD is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression.” Please pardon my iniquity and the iniquity of your people, according to the greatness of your steadfast love, just as you have forgiven us even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(ESV)

For who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of your inheritance? You do not retain your anger forever, because you delight in steadfast love. O that you would have compassion upon me and tread my iniquities underfoot and cast all my sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(ESV)

Thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive and rich in mercy to all them that call upon thee. Psalm 86:5(KJV) Thou art a God full of compassion and gracious, long-suffering and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalm 86:15(KJV)

Thou art a God of pardon, merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, Nehemiah 9:17(KJV) that dost not always chide nor keep thine anger for ever. Psalm 103:9(KJV)

Thou, even thou, art he that blottest out our transgressions for thine own sake, and wilt not remember our sins, which we are here to put thee in remembrance of, to plead with thee, and to declare, that we may be justified. Isaiah 43:25-26(KJV)

And now, we beseech thee, let the power of our Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying, The Lord is long-suffering and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression. Pardon, we beseech thee, the iniquity of thy people according unto the greatness of thy mercy: and as thou hast forgiven even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(KJV)

For who is a God like unto thee, that pardonest iniquity and passest by the transgression of the remnant of thine heritage? Who retainest not thine anger for ever, because thou delightest in mercy? O that thou wouldest have compassion upon us and subdue our iniquities and cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(KJV)

Thou, Lord, art good and ready to forgive and rich in mercy to all them that call upon thee. Psalm 86:5(KJV) Thou art a God full of compassion and gracious, long-suffering and plenteous in mercy and truth. Psalm 86:15(KJV)

Thou art a God of pardon, merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, Nehemiah 9:17(KJV) that dost not always chide nor keep thine anger for ever. Psalm 103:9(KJV)

Thou, even thou, art he that blottest out my transgressions for thine own sake, and wilt not remember my sins, which I am here to put thee in remembrance of, to plead with thee, and to declare, that I may be justified. Isaiah 43:25-26(KJV)

And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying, The Lord is long-suffering and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression. Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of thy people according unto the greatness of thy mercy: and as thou hast forgiven even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(KJV)

For who is a God like unto thee, that pardonest iniquity and passest by the transgression of the remnant of thine heritage? Who retainest not thine anger for ever, because thou delightest in mercy? O that thou wouldest have compassion upon me and subdue my iniquities and cast all my sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(KJV)

You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. Psalm 86:5(NASB) You are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in covenant love and truth. Psalm 86:15(NASB)

You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, Nehemiah 9:17(NASB) who does not always strive with us nor keep His anger forever. Psalm 103:9(NASB)

You, even You, are the one who wipes out our transgressions for Your own sake, and will not remember our sins, which we are here to put You in remembrance of and to declare, in order to plead for mercy in Christ. Isaiah 43:25-26(KJV)

And now, we pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as you have declared, saying, “The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression.” Pardon, we pray, the iniquity of Your people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You have forgiven us even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(NASB)

For who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of Your possession? You do not retain Your anger forever, because You delight in unchanging love. O that You would have compassion on us and tread our iniquities under foot and cast all our sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(NASB)

You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. Psalm 86:5(NASB) You are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abundant in covenant love and truth. Psalm 86:15(NASB)

You are a God of forgiveness, gracious and compassionate, Nehemiah 9:17(NASB) who does not always strive with me nor keep His anger forever. Psalm 103:9(NASB)

You, even You, are the one who wipes out my transgressions for Your own sake, and will not remember my sins, which I am here to put You in remembrance of and to declare, in order to plead for mercy in Christ. Isaiah 43:25-26(KJV)

And now, I pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have declared, saying, “The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression.” Pardon, I pray, my iniquity and the iniquity of Your people, according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You have forgiven us even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(NASB)

For who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of Your possession? You do not retain Your anger forever, because You delight in unchanging love. O that You would have compassion on me and tread my iniquities under foot and cast all my sins into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(NASB)

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5(NIV) You are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15(NIV)

You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love; Nehemiah 9:17(NIV) you do not always accuse, nor will you harbor your anger forever. Psalm 103:9(NIV)

You, even you, are he who blots out our transgressions, for your own sake, and remembers our sins no more. We are here to review the past for you, to argue the matter together, and to state the case for our innocence in Christ, Isaiah 43:25-26(NIV) who has taken our judgment.

And now, we plead with you, let the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared: “The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.” In accordance with your great love, forgive the sin of your people, just as you have pardoned them even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(NIV)

For who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of your inheritance? Who does not stay angry forever but delights to show mercy? O that you would have compassion on us and tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(NIV)

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. Psalm 86:5(NIV) You are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. Psalm 86:15(NIV)

You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love; Nehemiah 9:17(NIV) you do not always accuse, nor will you harbor your anger forever. Psalm 103:9(NIV)

You, even you, are he who blots out my transgressions, for your own sake, and remembers my sins no more. I am here to review the past for you, to argue the matter together, and to state the case for my innocence in Christ, Isaiah 43:25-26(NIV) who has taken my judgment.

And now, I plead with you, let the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared: “The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion.” In accordance with your great love, forgive my sin and the sin of your people, just as you have pardoned us even until now. Numbers 14:17-19(NIV)

For who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of your inheritance? Who does not stay angry forever but delights to show mercy? O that you would have compassion on us and tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:18-19(NIV)

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