to give the knowledge of salvation to his people by the forgiveness of their sins Bible see other translations

“by the forgiveness….” The versions differ, some having “by” (KJV, NASB, RSV, Rotherham, etc.) some “through,” some “in,” and Lenski has “in connection with.” The point is that, in having their sins forgiven, people really have a sense of their salvation, especially before the Church Age. Christ knew this, and often told people their sins were forgiven.

Commentary for: Luke 1:77