To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness,
though we have rebelled against him. Dan.
ix. 9. If ye forgive men their
trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matt.
vi. 14. The Lord is gracious,
and full of compassion, slow to anger, and of great mercy. Psalm
cxlv. 8. Now saith the Lord,
Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping,
and with mourning; and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn
unto the Lord your God; for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,
and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil: who knoweth if he
will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him ? Joel
ii. 12, 13, 14. Let the wicked
forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return
unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him, and to our God, for he
will abundantly pardon. Isa.
lv. 7. Repent, and turn yourselves
from all your transgressions, so iniquity shall not be your ruin: cast
away from all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed, and make
you a new heart and a new spirit, for why will ye die, O house of Israel
? for I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord
God; wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Ezek.
xviii. 30, 31, 32. Believe on
the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. Acts
xvi. 31. For by grace are ye
saved through faith. Eph. ii.
8. Faith which worketh by love.
Gal. v. 6. - See also, James ii. 21,
22. - Mark ii. 7.
Have mercy upon you; pardon and deliver you from all your sins; ...
For thy name's sake, O Lord, pardon mine iniquity,
for it is great. Psalm xxv.
11. I will heal their backsliding,
I will love them freely; for mine anger is turned away from him.
Hosea. xiv. 4.
Whoso confesseth and forsake his sins shall have mercy. Prov.
xxviii. 13. In a little wrath
I hid my face from thee for a moment, but with everlasting kindness will
I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord thy Redeemer. Isa.
liv. 8. Therefore will the Lord
wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted,
that he may have mercy upon you. Isa.
xxx. 18. I will cleanse them
from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me, and I will
pardon all their iniquities, whereby they have sinned, and whereby they
have transgressed. Jer. xxxiii.
8. God so loved the world, that
he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not
perish, but have everlasting life. John
iii. 16. Who hath delivered us
from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of
his dear Son. Col. i. 13.
Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present
evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Gal.
i. 4. And David said, I have
sinned against the Lord: and Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath
put away thy sin, thou shalt not die. 2
Sam. xii. 13. Sin shall not have
dominion over you; for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Rom.
vi. 14. - See also, Titus ii. 11 to 14.
...confirm and strengthen you in all goodness; and bring you to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
I stood to confirm and to strengthen him. Dan. xi. 1. The Lord send thee help from the sanctuary, and strengthen thee out of Zion. Psalm xx. 1, 2. Jesus Christ, who shall confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Cor. i. 7, 8. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man. Eph. iii. 14, 16. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God, strengthened will all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyful goodness. Gal. v. 22. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He hath believeth on me hath everlasting life. John vi. 47. Now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Rom. vi. 22. And now, bretheren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified. Acts xx. 32. The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered awhile, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 1 Peter v. 10, 11. - See also, Num. vi. 24 to 26. - 2 Tim. iv. 18. - John xx. 31.
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