Romans 4:7
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New International Version
"Blessed are those whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

King James Bible
Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed [they] whose lawlessnesses have been forgiven, and whose sins have been covered:

World English Bible
"Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Young's Literal Translation
'Happy they whose lawless acts were forgiven, and whose sins were covered;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven - That is, the man is truly happy whose iniquities αι ανομιαι, whose transgressions of the law are forgiven; for by these he was exposed to the most grievous punishment. Whose sins, αι αμαρτιαι, his innumerable deviations from the strict rule of truth and righteousness, are covered - entirely removed out of sight, and thrown into oblivion. See the meaning of the word sin in the note on Genesis 13:13 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Psalm 32:1,2 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered...

Psalm 51:8,9 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which you have broken may rejoice...

Psalm 85:2 You have forgiven the iniquity of your people, you have covered all their sin. Selah.

Psalm 130:3,4 If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand...

Isaiah 40:1,2 Comfort you, comfort you my people, said your God...

Jeremiah 33:8,9 And I will cleanse them from all their iniquity, whereby they have sinned against me; and I will pardon all their iniquities...

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage...

Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said to the sick of the palsy...

Luke 7:47-50 Why I say to you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little...

Library
September 24. "He Calleth Things that are not as Though they Were" (Rom. Iv. 17).
"He calleth things that are not as though they were" (Rom. iv. 17). The Word of God creates what it commands. When Christ says to any of us "Now are ye clean through the word which I have spoken unto you," We are clean. When He says "no condemnation" there is none, though there has been a lifetime of sin before. And when He says, "mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds," then the weak are strong. This is the part of faith, to take God at His Word, and then expect Him to make it real.
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Free Grace
To The Reader: Nothing but the strongest conviction, not only that what is here advanced is "the truth as it is in Jesus," but also that I am indispensably obliged to declare this truth to all the world, could have induced me openly to oppose the sentiments of those whom I esteem for their work's sake: At whose feet may I be found in the day of the Lord Jesus! Should any believe it his duty to reply hereto, I have only one request to make, -- Let whatsoever you do, be done inherently, in love, and
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Its Instrument
"Being justified freely by His grace" (Rom. 3:24); "being now justified by His blood" (Rom. 5:9); "being now justified by faith" (Rom. 5:1). A full exposition of the doctrine of justification requires that each of these propositions should be interpreted in their Scriptural sense, and that they be combined together in their true relations as to form one harmonious whole. Unless these three propositions be carefully distinguished there is sure to be confusion; unless all the three are steadily borne
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Its Basis
In our last chapter we contemplated the problem which is presented in the justifying or pronouncing righteous one who is a flagrant violater of the Law of God. Some may have been surprised at the introduction of such a term as "problem": as there are many in the ranks of the ungodly who feel that the world owes them a living, so there are not a few Pharisees in Christendom who suppose it is due them that at death their Creator should take them to Heaven. But different far is it with one who has been
Arthur W. Pink—The Doctrine of Justification

Cross References
Psalm 32:1
Of David. A maskil. Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

Romans 4:6
David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:

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