Psalms 51:3

“For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 51:3

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sinne is euer before mee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For I am conscious of my error; my sin is ever before me.
- Basic English Bible

For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is continually before me.
- Darby Bible

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
- Webster's Bible

For I know my transgressions. My sin is constantly before me.
- World English Bible

For my transgressions I do know, And my sin [is] before me continually.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(51:5) For I know my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 51:3

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 51:3


51:4 Thee only - Which is not to be, understood absolutely, because he had sinned against Bathsheba and Uriah, and many others; but comparatively. So the sense is, though I have sinned against my own conscience, and against others; yet nothing is more grievous to me, than that I have sinned against thee. Thy sight - With gross contempt of thee, whom I knew to be a spectator of my most secret actions. Justified - This will be the fruit of my sin, that whatsoever severities thou shalt use towards me, it will be no blemish to thy righteousness, but thy justice will be glorified by all men. Speakest - Heb. in thy words, in all thy threatenings denounced against me. Judgest - When thou dost execute thy sentence upon me.

51:5 Behold - Nor is this the only sin which I have reason to bewail before thee; for this filthy stream leads me to a corrupt fountain: and upon a review of my heart, I find, that this heinous crime, was the proper fruit of my vile nature, which, ever was, and still is ready to commit ten thousand sins, as occasion offers.


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