Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
O LORD God of Israel, thou art righteous: for we remain yet escaped, as it is this day: behold, we are before thee in our trespasses: for we cannot stand before thee because of this.
For we remain
Thou art righteous
But still, you have been in the right in everything which has come on us; you have been true to us, but we have done evil:
O Lord, righteousness is yours, but shame is on us, even to this day; and on the men of Judah and the people of Jerusalem, and on all Israel, those who are near and those who are far off, in all the countries where you have sent them because of the sin which they have done against you.
Because, not having knowledge of God's righteousness, and desiring to give effect to their righteousness, they have not put themselves under the righteousness of God.
For we remain
It is through the Lord's love that we have not come to destruction, because his mercies have no limit.
In our trespasses
For we have all become like an unclean person, and all our good acts are like a dirty robe: and we have all become old like a dead leaf, and our sins, like the wind, take us away.
And you, son of man, say to the children of Israel, You say, Our wrongdoing and our sins are on us and we are wasting away in them; how then may we have life?
Now Joshua was clothed in unclean robes, and he was in his place before the angel.
Then he said to them again, I am going away and you will be looking for me, but death will overtake you in your sins. It is not possible for you to come where I am going.
1 Corinthians 15:17
And if that is so, your faith is of no effect; you are still in your sins.
Truly, I see that it is so: and how is it possible for a man to get his right before God?
Now, we have knowledge that what the law says is for those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and all men may be judged by God: