Psalms 51:4

“Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Against thee, thee onely haue I sinned, and done this euill in thy sight: that thou mightest bee iustified when thou speakest, and be cleare when thou iudgest.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, And done that which is evil in thy sight; That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, And be clear when thou judgest.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Against you, you only, have I done wrong, working that which is evil in your eyes; so that your words may be seen to be right, and you may be clear when you are judging.
- Basic English Bible

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done what is evil in thy sight; that thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, be clear when thou judgest.
- Darby Bible

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
- Webster's Bible

Against you, and you only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight; that you may be proved right when you speak, and justified when you judge.
- World English Bible

Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done the evil thing in Thine eyes, So that Thou art righteous in Thy words, Thou art pure in Thy judging.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(51:6) Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in Thy sight; that Thou mayest be justified when Thou speakest, and be in the right when Thou judgest.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 51:4


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.


Discussion for Psalms 51

  • A disciple
    Dear Freda; How do you want to receive this broken heart? and what do you think will best work to give you a contrite spirit? In David's experience, like many of us since then; it was ugly terrible foul sinning without a cause against a good a wonderfully generous God; and the bitter tears of repentance. The troubled part of our life afterwards is filled with treachery and betrayal and sorrow.
  • Freda Acheampong
    I pray for a broken spirit and a contrite heart,so help me Lord to remain humble no matter my level in life. Oooh how i love this song "Create in me a clean heart and purify me"...
  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 51:12 restore unto me the joy of thy salvation and uphold me with thy free spirit --50:13-- then will I teach transgressors thy ways and sinners shall be converted unto thee
  • Justin
    Praise Yahweh, in Yahushua Ha Mashiach name! JK
  • Arielle
    i like the verse of the day today it rely inspired me
  • Justin
    Praise our Heavenly Father for giving us His Torah, for if it was not for His Torah, we would not know what sin is. HalleluYAH for the Messiah washing our iniquities away with His blood.

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