Notice in the second half of verse 4 that we are crowned with lovingkindness and compassion. Now notice how many times those words appear in 6 – 18 (by the way I am using the NASB. If you hover over the verses with your mouse you will see what I see. If you are using a phone or tablet you should get the same effect by touching the verse.)
- Lovingkindness – verses 8, 11, 17
- Compassion – verses 8, 13
- Iniquities – verses 10 (twice counting “sins”), 12 (transgressions).
So what do we do with all these observations? What do they say to you? Do you see other things that are interesting? I will share some of my conclusions tomorrow…