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Sea of Forgetfullness is a modern Christian term, popularized by a gospel song.  It is based on scripture Micah 7:19.

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Micah  7:19 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.



…..Cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. This is the nearest to the often-quoted statement about casting sins into "the sea of forgetfulness" to be remembered no more.It means



  Micah 7:18


Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy. Here is a challenge to all idol worshippers, and to all those who take false views of the true God, to show his like. See his characters; they are immediately subjoined.

1. He pardoneth iniquity. This is the prerogative of God alone; of that Being who alone has power to save or to destroy.

2. He passeth by transgression. He can heal backsliding, and restore them that are fallen.

3. He retaineth not his anger forever. Though, justly displeased because of our sins, he pours out his judgments upon the wicked; yet when they return to him, he shows "that he retaineth not his anger forever," but is indescribably ready to save them.

4. He delighteth in mercy. Judgment is his work: he is ever more ready to save than to destroy. Nothing can please him better than having the opportunity, from the return and repentance of the sinner, to show him that mercy without which he must perish everlastingly.


  Micah 7:19

He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.

5. Because he is such a God:
a. "He will turn again." His face has been long turned from us, because of our sins.
b. "He will have compassion upon us," pity our state, and feel for our sorrows.
c. "He will subdue our iniquities." Though they have been mighty, he will bring them down, and bruise them under our feet.
d. "He will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea." Will fully pardon them, and never more remember them against us.

Instead of ‎chaTo°wtaam‎, THEIR sins, five MSS. of Kennicott's and De Rossi's, with the Septuagint, the Syriac, the Vulgate, and the Arabic, read ‎chaTo°teeynuw‎, OUR sins. He will plunge them into eternal oblivion, never more to come into sight or remembrance; like a stone dropped into the "depths of the sea." 


[He will turn again] who seemed to be turned away from us when we were turned away from Him. "He will subdue, or trample under foot" (Joel 2:14), our worst enemy, "our iniquities", as He saith, "He shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly" (Rom 16:20). Hitherto, sinful passions had not rebelled only, but had had the mastery over us. Sin subdued man; it was his lord, a fierce tyrant over him; he could not subdue it. Holy Scripture says emphatically of man under the law, that he was sold under sin (Rom 7:14), a slave under a hard master, oppressed, weighed down, and unable to throw off the bondage. "We have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin" (Rom 3:9); "the Scripture hath concluded all under sin" (Gal 3:22). Under the Gospel, God, he says, would subdue sin "under us," and make it, as it were, our "footstool (NOTE: "footstool," 2 Chron 9:18. (as in Syriac, Chaldee) from the same root)." It is a Gospel BEFORE the Gospel. God would pardon; and He, not we, would subdue sin to us. He would bestow, "of sin the double cure, Save us from its guilt and power" (NOTE: Compare the famous hymn: "Rock of ages"). "Not I, but the grace of God, which was with me" (1 Cor 15:10).

[And Thou wilt cast]-Not, some  "for it is impious to look for a half-pardon from God") but - "all their sins into the depths of the sea", so that as in the passage of the Red Sea there was not one Egyptian left of those who pursued His people, so neither shall there be one sin, which, through Baptism and on Repentance, shall not through His free mercy be pardoned. As they, which "sank as lead in the mighty waters" (Ex 15:10), never again rose, so shall the sins, unless revived by us, not rise against us to condemnation, but shall in the Day of Judgment be sunk in the abyss of hell, as if they had never been. 





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The phrase "sea of forgetfulness" is not actually found in the Bible, but the concept is.  The idea comes from Micah 7:19 which says, "He will again have compassion on us, and will subdue our iniquities.  You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea."

What you are looking for is in micah 7;19,he will turn again,he willhave compassion upon us;he will sudue our iniquities;and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.    King james version.You were probably getting that phrase from another versionof the book.   So glad he saved my soul glory

Hi Robert,

You can find the scripture her In Micah 7:19

" He will again have compassion on us, And will subdue our iniquities. You will cast all our sins Into the depths of the sea."



Pastor Jeff


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