Even as David also describes the blessedness of the man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works,…
Sometimes men complain of the doctrine of a regenerated life as if it were a requisition; it is not — it is a refuge. Oh, what would not a criminal who, at thirty-five years of age, found himself stung with disgrace, and overwhelmed with odium, give if, in the policy of human society, there should be any method by which he could begin back again, as if he had not begun at all, and with all his accumulated experience build his character anew! But in the economy of God in Christianity there is such a thing as a man at fifty and sixty years of age — hoary-headed in transgression, deeply defiled, struck through and through with the fast colours of depravity — having a chance to become a true child again. God sets a partition wall between him and past transgressions, and says, "I will remember them no more forever."
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,