Isaiah 59:12
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New International Version
For our offenses are many in your sight, and our sins testify against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:

New Living Translation
For our sins are piled up before God and testify against us. Yes, we know what sinners we are.

English Standard Version
For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities:

New American Standard Bible
For our transgressions are multiplied before You, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are with us, And we know our iniquities:

King James Bible
For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For our transgressions have multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us. For our transgressions are with us, and we know our iniquities:

International Standard Version
"For our transgressions before you are many, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we acknowledge them:

NET Bible
For you are aware of our many rebellious deeds, and our sins testify against us; indeed, we are aware of our rebellious deeds; we know our sins all too well.

New Heart English Bible
For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You are aware of our many rebellious acts. Our sins testify against us. Our rebellious acts are with us. We know our wrongdoings.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For our transgressions are multiplied before Thee, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are present to us, And as for our iniquities, we know them:

New American Standard 1977
For our transgressions are multiplied before Thee,
            And our sins testify against us;
            For our transgressions are with us,
            And we know our iniquities:

Jubilee Bible 2000
For our rebellions are multiplied before thee, and our sins have testified against us; for our iniquities are with us; and we know our sins:

King James 2000 Bible
For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

American King James Version
For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

American Standard Version
For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our iniquities are multiplied before thee, and our sins have testified against us: for our wicked doings are with us, and we have known our iniquities:

Darby Bible Translation
For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us; and our iniquities, we know them:

English Revised Version
For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them:

Webster's Bible Translation
For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

World English Bible
For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them:

Young's Literal Translation
For our transgressions have been multiplied before Thee, And our sins have testified against us, For our transgressions are with us, And our iniquities -- we have known them.
Study Bible
Sin Separates Us from God
11All of us growl like bears, And moan sadly like doves; We hope for justice, but there is none, For salvation, but it is far from us. 12For our transgressions are multiplied before You, And our sins testify against us; For our transgressions are with us, And we know our iniquities: 13Transgressing and denying the LORD, And turning away from our God, Speaking oppression and revolt, Conceiving in and uttering from the heart lying words.…
Cross References
Numbers 32:23
"But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out.

Ezra 9:6
and I said, "O my God, I am ashamed and embarrassed to lift up my face to You, my God, for our iniquities have risen above our heads and our guilt has grown even to the heavens.

Psalm 51:3
For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.

Isaiah 3:9
The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves.

Isaiah 58:1
"Cry loudly, do not hold back; Raise your voice like a trumpet, And declare to My people their transgression And to the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 14:7
"Although our iniquities testify against us, O LORD, act for Your name's sake! Truly our apostasies have been many, We have sinned against You.

Hosea 5:5
Moreover, the pride of Israel testifies against him, And Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also has stumbled with them.

Habakkuk 1:4
Therefore the law is ignored And justice is never upheld. For the wicked surround the righteous; Therefore justice comes out perverted.
Treasury of Scripture

For our transgressions are multiplied before you, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

our transgressions

Isaiah 1:4 Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, …

Ezra 9:6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to …

Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up your eyes to the high places, and see where you have not …

Jeremiah 5:3-9,25-29 O LORD, are not your eyes on the truth? you have stricken them, but …

Jeremiah 7:8-10 Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit…

Ezekiel 5:6 And she has changed my judgments into wickedness more than the nations, …

Ezekiel 7:23 Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city …

Ezekiel 8:8-16 Then said he to me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had …

Ezekiel 16:51,52 Neither has Samaria committed half of your sins; but you have multiplied …

Ezekiel 22:2-12,24-30 Now, you son of man, will you judge, will you judge the bloody city? …

Ezekiel 23:2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:

Ezekiel 24:6-14 Why thus said the Lord GOD; Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose …

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing …

Matthew 23:32,33 Fill you up then the measure of your fathers…

1 Thessalonians 2:15,16 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

our sins

Jeremiah 14:7 O LORD, though our iniquities testify against us, do you it for your …

Hosea 5:5 And the pride of Israel does testify to his face: therefore shall …

Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return …

Romans 3:19,20 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

we know

Ezra 9:13 And after all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our …

Nehemiah 9:33 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have …

Daniel 9:5-8 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, …

(12) For our transgressions . . .--The parallelism with the confessions of Daniel (Isaiah 9:5-15) and Ezra (Isaiah 9:6-15) is singularly striking, but is as explicable on the hypothesis that they reproduced that of 2 Isaiah as on the assumption that this also was written at the close of the exile. It would, of course, be as true in the time of Manasseh as at any subsequent period. The self accusations of the people are now, as they ought to be, as full and severe as the prophet's original indictment had been.

Verse 12. - Our transgressions are multiplied before thee; i.e. they are very numerous; and they come "before God," so as to attract his attention and call for his animadversion. Our sins testify against us; i.e. "rise up against us as witnesses, whose evidence we cannot disprove, and have not even the face to dispute." Our transgressions are with us - i.e. "constantly haunt us" - and as for our iniquities, we know them; i.e. we are aware of them, we acknowledge them, we have them continually in our memories. It is one of the most certain phenomena of consciousness that grievous sins, deadly sins, haunt the mind, and cannot in this life be wiped out from the memory. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee,.... Not only an increase of immorality among the people in common, but among professors of religion; and as their transgressions are committed against the Lord, so they are in his sight taken notice of and observed by him, are loathsome and abominable to him, and call aloud for his judgments on them:

and our sins testify against us; God is a witness against us, in whose sight our sins are done; and our consciences are witnesses against us, which are as a thousand witnesses; and there is no denying facts; our sins stare us in the face, and we must confess our guilt: or, "our sins answer against us" (c); as witnesses called and examined answer to the questions put, so our sins, being brought as it were into open court, answer and bear testimony against us; or it must be owned, our punishment for our sins answers to them; it is the echo of our sins, what they call for, and righteously comes upon us:

for our transgressions are with us; or, "on us" (d); in our minds, on our consciences, loading us with guilt; continually accusing and condemning us; are manifest to us, as the Targum; too manifest to be denied:

and as for our iniquities, we know them; the nature and number of them, and the aggravating circumstances that attend them; and cannot but own and acknowledge them, confess, lament, and bewail them; an enumeration of which follows.

(c) "peccata nostra respondit contra nos", Montanus; "id ipsum respondit contra nos", Cocceius; "even everyone of them", so Junius & Tremellius; "peccatorum nostrorum quodque", sic (d) "super nos", Munster. 12. (Da 9:5, etc.).

thee … us—antithesis.

with us—that is, we are conscious of them (Job 12:3, Margin; Job 15:9).

know—acknowledge they are our iniquities.59:9-15 If we shut our eyes against the light of Divine truth, it is just with God to hide from our eyes the things that belong to our peace. The sins of those who profess themselves God's people, are worse than the sins of others. And the sins of a nation bring public judgments, when not restrained by public justice. Men may murmur under calamities, but nothing will truly profit while they reject Christ and his gospel.
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