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

  • Lilian
    Create a clean heart on me Jesus and renew thy spirit within me. Thank you for your blood Lord that washes our sins and unrighteousness help me Jesus to be born again in spirit every moment of my life. Hallelujah hosanna in the highest amen
  • Love for Truth
    Amen I need this every day a clean heart and. a renewing of the Spirit Thank U Jesus(Father Son
  • Steve morrow
    REVELATION 19:10 AND I FELL AT HIS FEET TO WORSHIP HIM AND HE SAID TO ME SEE THOU DO IT NOT I AM THY FELLOWSERVANT AND OF THE BRETHREN THAT HAVE THE TESTIMONY OF JESUS WORSHIP GOD FOR THE --- TESTIMONY OF JESUS --- IS THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY---JOHN 3:3 --- JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM VERILY VERILY I SAY UNTO THEE EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN HE --- CANNOT --- SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD 1 PETER 1:23 BEING BORN AGAIN NOT OF CORRUPTIBLE SEED BUT OF INCORRUPTIBLE --- BY THE WORD OF GOD --- WHICH LIVETH AND ABIDETH FOREVER JOHN 12:49 FOR I HAVE NOT SPOKEN OF MYSELF BUT THE FATHER WHICH SENT ME HE GAVE ME A COMMANDMENT WHAT I SHOULD SAY AND WHAT I SHOULD SPEAK ACTS 1:2 UNTIL THE DAY IN WHICH HE WAS TAKEN UP AFTER THAT THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN COMMANDMENTS UNTO THE APOSTLES WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN MATTHEW 10:20 FOR IT IS NOT YOU THAT SPEAK BUT THE SPIRIT OF YOUR FATHER WHICH SPEAKETH IN YOU PROVERBS 18:21 DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF
  • Steve morrow
    BE OF GOOD COURAGE --- EZEKIEL 36:26 A NEW HEART ALSO WILL I GIVE YOU AND A NEW SPIRIT WILL I PUT WITHIN YOU AND I WILL TAKE AWAY THE STONY HEART OUT OF YOUR FLESH AND I WILL GIVE YOU A HEART OF FLESH 36:27 AND I WILL PUT MY SPIRIT WITHIN YOU AND CAUSE YOU TO WALK IN MY STAUTES AND YOU SHALL KEEP MY JUDGEMENTS JOHN 6:63 IT IS THE SPIRIT THAT QUICKENETH --- THE FLESH --- PROFITETH NOTHING THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK UNTO YOU THEY ARE SPIRIT AND THEY ARE LIFE PROVERBS 21:30 THERE IS NO WISDOM NOR UNDERSTANDING NOR COUNSEL AGAINST THE LORD ROMANS 8:11 BUT IF THE SPIRIT OF HIM THAT RAISED UP JESUS FROM THE DEAD DWELL IN YOU HE THAT RAISED UP CHRIST FROM THE DEAD SHALL ALSO QUICKEN YOUR MORTAL BODIES BY HIS SPIRIT THAT DWELLETH IN YOU JOHN 5:21 FOR AS THE FATHER RAISETH UP THE DEAD AND QUICKENETH THEM EVEN SO THE SON QUICKENETH WHOM HE WILL PSALM 119:50 THIS IS --- MY COMFORT ---IN MY AFFLICTION FOR THY WORD HATH QUICKENED ME
  • Librarygal143
    I love and believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit!
  • Tiffany Shaw
    I feel the whole purpose of this psalms is to understand that our spirit has to be broken and truthfully sorry. The Most High God loves a broken spirit this because your allowing him then to come in and do the work. The transformation starts with understanding what you have done wrong, begin to allow The Most High into our lives, daily fast, pray, Watch, read, love, and live.

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