Psalms 51:5

“Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, I was shapen in iniquitie: and in sinne did my mother conceiue me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, in iniquity was I brought forth, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
- Darby Bible

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity. In sin my mother conceived me.
- World English Bible

Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(51:7) Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 51:5


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.


Discussion for Psalms 51:5

  • It means we were naturally born into sin and that in order to receive Gods gift you have to be born again... And to do that you have to be baptized in Jesus name and receive the Holy Ghost .
  • Sami cissell for verse 5
    Sin by definition means breaking the law.. We are in existance Due to fornication
  • Adriano garas for verse 5
    behold, love my mother for she conceive me, love my mother for she deliver me.
  • This shows that we are born sinners and even babies are born with sin. This is something that is inherited and passed down to each person from the moment they are born.

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