Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Aaron, placing his two hands on the head of the living goat, will make a public statement over him of all the evil doings of the children of Israel and all their wrongdoing, in all their sins; and he will put them on the head of the goat and send him away, in the care of a man who will be waiting there, into the waste land.
And they will have grief for their sins and for the sins of their fathers, when their hearts were untrue to me, and they went against me;
He makes a song, saying, I did wrong, turning from the straight way, but he did not give me the reward of my sin.
I made my wrongdoing clear to you, and did not keep back my sin. I said, I will put it all before the Lord; and you took away my wrongdoing and my sin. (Selah.)
He who keeps his sins secret will not do well; but one who is open about them, and gives them up, will get mercy.
Only be conscious of your sin, the evil you have done against the Lord your God; you have gone with strange men under every branching tree, giving no attention to my voice, says the Lord.
So that, at the memory of these things, you may be at a loss, never opening your mouth because of your shame; when you have my forgiveness for all you have done, says the Lord.
And at the memory of your evil ways and your wrongdoings, you will have bitter hate for yourselves because of your evil-doings and your disgusting ways, O children of Israel.
And they were given baptism by him in the river Jordan, saying openly that they had done wrong.
For with the heart man has faith to get righteousness, and with the mouth he says that Jesus is Lord to get salvation.
1 John 1:9
If we say openly that we have done wrong, he is upright and true to his word, giving us forgiveness of sins and making us clean from all evil.