Psalms 66:18

“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If I regard iniquitie in my heart: the Lord will not heare me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear:
- American Standard Version (1901)

I said in my heart, The Lord will not give ear to me:
- Basic English Bible

Had I regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not hear.
- Darby Bible

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
- Webster's Bible

If I cherished sin in my heart, the Lord wouldn't have listened.
- World English Bible

Iniquity, if I have seen in my heart, The Lord doth not hear.
- Youngs Literal Bible

If I had regarded iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not hear;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Psalms 66:18


66:18 Iniquity - Any sin. In heart - If my heart had been false to God, although I might have forborne outward acts. If I had been guilty of that, by heart was set upon sin, or I desired only that which I resolved in my heart to spend upon my lusts.


Discussion for Psalms 66:18

  • John madden for verse 18
    Reguard..cherish..once we sin we need to repent and move on this is a two fold situation.1.cherishing.desireing .pursueing.meditating on it.cradleing it.but also once weve made repentence and moved on we need not reguard it but put our guard up against it.some times we repent and move on but later reguard it some more if were truly repentent its not necessary to keep bringing it up..
  • Bill Grant for verse 18
    I believe our hearts must be clean for the Lord to hear us.So before we make a petition of any kind, we must first ask the Lord to cleanse our heats then our petition will also be worthy presentation to Him.
  • Mary Ann for verse 18
    I really like this verse, and on December 24 of 2010 I asked the Lord to remove all the anger that I had in my heart, which has been there for years. When I opened my mouth about that sin the Lord stepped in and removed all the anger from my heart. I can truely say that I HAVE THE VICTORY ON TODAY.

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