“Speak tenderly to[a] Jerusalem,
and announce to her
that her time of forced labor is over,
her iniquity(A) has been pardoned,(B)
and she has received from the Lord’s hand
double for all her sins.”(C)

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22 I have swept away your transgressions like a cloud,(A)
and your sins like a mist.
Return to Me,(B)
for I have redeemed you.(C)

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20 In those days and at that time—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
one will search for Israel’s guilt,
but there will be none,
and for Judah’s sins,
but they will not be found,
for I will forgive(A) those I leave as a remnant.(B)

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18 Who is a God like You,(A)
removing iniquity and passing over rebellion(B)
for the remnant of His inheritance?(C)
He does not hold on to His anger forever,(D)
because He delights in faithful love.(E)
19 He will again have compassion on us;
He will vanquish our iniquities.(F)
You will cast all our[a] sins
into the depths of the sea.(G)

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  1. Micah 7:19 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr, Vg; other Hb mss read their

But if we walk in the light(A) as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus(B) His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say, “We have no sin,”(C) we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive(D) us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

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