|I, even I, am he who blots out |
your transgressions, for my own sake,
and remembers your sins no more.
|I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins. |
|I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins. |
This verse is probably the high point of grace in the OT. In spite of Israel's utter unworthiness, the Lord in His grace has devised a way that He can forgive their sins and grant righteousness (see note on 61:10), without compromising His holiness. This He would accomplish through the work of His Servant (53:6).
MacArthur, J. J. (1997, c1997). The MacArthur Study Bible (electronic ed.) (Is 43:25). Nashville: Word Pub.
"For My own sake" underscores the exclusion of human merit as a factor in salvation. Cf. also Jer. 31:34Believer's Study Bible. 1997, c1995. C1991 Criswell Center for Biblical Studies. (electronic ed.) (Is 43:3). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.