Hebrews 8:12
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New International Version
For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

New Living Translation
And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins."

English Standard Version
For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.”

New American Standard Bible
"FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR INIQUITIES, AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE."

King James Bible
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I will be merciful to their wrongdoing, and I will never again remember their sins.

International Standard Version
For I will be merciful regarding their wrong deeds, and I will never again remember their sins."

NET Bible
"For I will be merciful toward their evil deeds, and their sins I will remember no longer."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And I shall purge them of their evils, and I shall not remember their sins again.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because I will forgive their wickedness and I will no longer hold their sins against them."

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I will reconcile their iniquities and their sins, and their iniquities I will remember no more.

King James 2000 Bible
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

American King James Version
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

American Standard Version
For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And their sins will I remember no more.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because I will be merciful to their iniquities, and their sins I will remember no more.

Darby Bible Translation
Because I will be merciful to their unrighteousnesses, and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will never remember any more.

English Revised Version
For I will be merciful to their iniquities, And their sins will I remember no more.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

Weymouth New Testament
Because I will be merciful to their wrongdoings, and their sins I will remember no longer.'"

World English Bible
For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness. I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more."

Young's Literal Translation
because I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawlessnesses I will remember no more;' --
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:7-13 The superior excellence of the priesthood of Christ, above that of Aaron, is shown from that covenant of grace, of which Christ was Mediator. The law not only made all subject to it, liable to be condemned for the guilt of sin, but also was unable to remove that guilt, and clear the conscience from the sense and terror of it. Whereas, by the blood of Christ, a full remission of sins was provided, so that God would remember them no more. God once wrote his laws to his people, now he will write his laws in them; he will give them understanding to know and to believe his laws; he will give them memories to retain them; he will give them hearts to love them, courage to profess them, and power to put them in practice. This is the foundation of the covenant; and when this is laid, duty will be done wisely, sincerely, readily, easily, resolutely, constantly, and with comfort. A plentiful outpouring of the Spirit of God will make the ministration of the gospel so effectual, that there shall be a mighty increase and spreading of Christian knowledge in persons of all sorts. Oh that this promise might be fulfilled in our days, that the hand of God may be with his ministers so that great numbers may believe, and be turned to the Lord! The pardon of sin will always be found to accompany the true knowledge of God. Notice the freeness of this pardon; its fulness; its fixedness. This pardoning mercy is connected with all other spiritual mercies: unpardoned sin hinders mercy, and pulls down judgments; but the pardon of sin prevents judgment, and opens a wide door to all spiritual blessings. Let us search whether we are taught by the Holy Spirit to know Christ, so as uprightly to love, fear, trust, and obey him. All worldly vanities, outward privileges, or mere notions of religion, will soon vanish away, and leave those who trust in them miserable for ever.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness,.... That is, sin; for all unrighteousness is sin, being contrary to the justice of God, and his righteous law: and the phrase is expressive of God's forgiveness of it, which is a very considerable article of the covenant of grace; mercy is the spring and original of pardon; it is what God delights in, and therefore he pardons freely; it is large and abundant, and hence he pardons fully; and this lays a foundation for hope in sensible sinners: and the way and means, in and by which God pardons, is the propitiatory sacrifice of his Son; and the word here rendered "merciful", signifies "propitious"; God pardons none but those to whom he is pacified, or rendered propitious by Christ; there is no mercy, nor pardon, but through him; he pardons on the foot of reconciliation and satisfaction for sin by Christ; so that forgiveness of sin is an act of justice, as well as of mercy; or it is an act of mercy streaming through the blood and sacrifice of Christ.

And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more; by which are meant all kind of sin, original and actual; sins before and after conversion; every sin but that against the Holy Ghost, and that God's covenant people are never guilty of; these God remembers no more; he casts them behind his back, and into the depths of the sea, so that when they are sought for, they shall not be found; God will never charge them with them, or punish them for them: this is another phrase to express the forgiveness of sins, and distinguishes the new covenant from the old one, or the former dispensation; in which, though there were many typical sacrifices, and a typical removal of sin, yet there was a remembrance of it every year.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. For, &c.—the third of "the better promises" (Heb 8:6). The forgiveness of sins is, and will be, the root of this new state of inward grace and knowledge of the Lord. Sin being abolished, sinners obtain grace.

I will be merciful—Greek, "propitious"; the Hebrew, "salach," is always used of God only in relation to men.

and their iniquities—not found in Vulgate, Syriac, Coptic, and one oldest Greek manuscript; but most oldest manuscripts have the words (compare Heb 10:17).

remember no more—Contrast the law, Heb 10:3.

Hebrews 8:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The New Covenant
11"AND THEY SHALL NOT TEACH EVERYONE HIS FELLOW CITIZEN, AND EVERYONE HIS BROTHER, SAYING, 'KNOW THE LORD,' FOR ALL WILL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST TO THE GREATEST OF THEM. 12"FOR I WILL BE MERCIFUL TO THEIR INIQUITIES, AND I WILL REMEMBER THEIR SINS NO MORE." 13When He said, "A new covenant," He has made the first obsolete. But whatever is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to disappear.
Cross References
Isaiah 43:25
"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.

Jeremiah 31:34
No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."

Jeremiah 50:20
In those days, at that time," declares the LORD, "search will be made for Israel's guilt, but there will be none, and for the sins of Judah, but none will be found, for I will forgive the remnant I spare.

Micah 7:18
Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.

Micah 7:19
You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

Romans 11:27
And this is my covenant with them when I take away their sins."

Hebrews 10:17
Then he adds: "Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more."
Treasury of Scripture

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.

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Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according …

Psalm 65:3 Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, you shall …

Isaiah 43:25 I, even I, am he that blots out your transgressions for my own sake, …

Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as …

Jeremiah 33:8 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have …

Jeremiah 50:20 In those days, and in that time, said the LORD, the iniquity of Israel …

Micah 7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion on us; he will subdue …

Acts 13:38,39 Be it known to you therefore, men and brothers, that through this …

Romans 11:27 For this is my covenant to them, when I shall take away their sins.

Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of …

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

1 John 2:1,2 My little children, these things write I to you, that you sin not. …

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

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