But know thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
"Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,
I give men in return for you
peoples in exchange for your life.
I, I am he
who blots out your transgressions for
my own sake,
and I will not remember your sins.
I think it is so humbling to think that He remembers our sins no more not for our own sake but for HIS. So He can have a relationship with us He blots them out. He makes all the sacrifices for relationship.