“The debt man’s transgressions incur is written down in God’s book, and must be punished. God, however, blots out or wipes out what is written down, so that it can no longer be seen and no longer is present to accuse the transgressor. . . . The debt those transgressions incurred has been fully paid, and God’s blotting out is an act of justice and mercy.” (Edward J. Young, The Book of Isaiah, Vol 3, p. 162).
“The prophecy of new creation in Isa. 43 begins with, ‘Behold, I will do something new’ (v. 19) and concludes with, ‘The people I have formed for Myself will declare My praise’ (v. 21). The immediate contexts of the prophecies in Isa. 43 and Isa. 65 imply a notion of resurrection (cf. 43:21).” (G. K. Beale, A New Testament Biblical Theology, p. 231).
The 101 Bible Study meets on Friday, October 4, 2019, in a home in the Astoria area. Call 971/238-6101 for details.