Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits -
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The LORD works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
The LORD is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
Pslam 103 of David, 2 - 13
| But now, this is what
the LORD says -
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the LORD, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
I give Egypt for your ransom,
Cush and Seba in your stead.
Since you are precious and honored in my sight,
and because I love you,
I will give men in exchange for you,
and people in exchange for your life.
Do not be afraid, for I am with you;
Isaiah 43, 1 - 5a
...just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve,
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Matthew 20, 28
...and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that
came by Christ Jesus.
God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his
blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance
he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished -
he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to
be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.
Romans 3, 24 - 26
But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God
chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things -
and the things that are not - to nullify the things that are,
so that no one may boast before him.
It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become
for us wisdom from God - that is, our righteousness, holiness and
redemption. Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts
boast in the Lord."
1 Corinthians 1, 27 - 31
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins,
in accordance with the riches of God's grace
Ephesians 1, 7
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man
who gave himself as a ransom for all men - the testimony given in
its proper time.
1 Timothy 2, 5 - 6