[The foe] thinks in his heart, God has quite forgotten; He has hidden His face; He will never see [my deed].
But Zion [Jerusalem, her people as seen in captivity] said, The Lord has forsaken me, and my Lord has forgotten me.
How the Lord has covered the Daughter of Zion with a cloud in His anger! He has cast down from heaven to the earth the beauty and splendor of Israel and has not [earnestly] remembered His footstool in the day of His anger!
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
Cast away among the dead, like the slain that lie in a [nameless] grave, whom You [seriously] remember no more, and they are cut off from Your hand.
Therefore behold, I, even I, will assuredly take you up and cast you away from My presence, you and the city [Jerusalem] which I gave to you and to your fathers.
I will say to God my Rock, Why have You forgotten me? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Why do You hide Your face and forget our affliction and our oppression?
How long will You forget me, O Lord? Forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?
Has God [deliberately] abandoned or forgotten His graciousness? Has He in anger shut up His compassion? Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
Remember not the sins (the lapses and frailties) of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your mercy and steadfast love remember me, for Your goodness' sake, O Lord.
O do not [earnestly] remember against us the iniquities and guilt of our forefathers! Let Your compassion and tender mercy speedily come to meet us, for we are brought very low.
Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord, or [seriously] remember iniquity forever. Behold, consider, we beseech You, we are all Your people.
For I will be merciful and gracious toward their sins and I will remember their deeds of unrighteousness no more.
He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.
I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
None of his sins that he has committed shall be [seriously] remembered against him; he has done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
When I shall say to the [uncompromisingly] righteous that he shall surely live, and he trusts to his own righteousness [to save him] and commits iniquity (heinous sin), all his righteous deeds shall not be [seriously] remembered; but for his perversity and iniquity that he has committed he shall die.