Psalms 32:5

“I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I acknowledged my sin vnto thee, and mine iniquitie haue I not hid: I said, I will confesse my transgressions vnto the Lord; and thou forgauest the iniquitie of my sinne. Selah.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I did not hide; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, And mine iniquity did I not hide: I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah; And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah
- American Standard Version (1901)

I made my wrongdoing clear to you, and did not keep back my sin. I said, I will put it all before the Lord; and you took away my wrongdoing and my sin. (Selah.)
- Basic English Bible

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity I covered not; I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah, and *thou* forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
- Darby Bible

I acknowledged my sin to thee, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
- Webster's Bible

I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn't hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
- World English Bible

My sin I cause Thee to know, And mine iniquity I have not covered. I have said, `I confess concerning My transgressions to Jehovah,' And Thou -- Thou hast taken away, The iniquity of my sin. Selah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid; I said: 'I will make confession concerning my transgressions unto the LORD' --and Thou, Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 32:5


32:5 The iniquity - The guilt of my sin.


Discussion for Psalms 32:5

  • Timothy Wayne George for verse 5
    It has been said that this Psalm is an addendum to Psalm 51 where David is crying out to God for the sin of adultery, and murder that he had committed. Night, and day the Lord dealt with him, until he confessed his sin to God. All sin is against God, and therefore confession must be made to him in order to be forgiven. Then David says blessed is the one to who sin is not imputed, and this is done because Jesus who knew no sin was made sin for us on the cross. May the risen Lord give you the grace to accept his forgiveness, and the power to live a life of holiness by the power of the Holy Spirit.

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