Blessed (makarioi). See on "Mt 5:3". Are forgiven (apeqhsan). First aorist passive indicative of apihmi, without augment (apeiqhsan, regular form). Paul quotes Psalms 32:1 and as from David. Paul thus confirms his interpretation of Genesis 15:6 . Iniquities (anomiai). Violations of law whereas amartiai (sins) include all kinds. Are covered (epekalupqhsan). First aorist passive of epikaluptw, old verb, to cover over (upon, epi) as a shroud. Only here in N.T.