Matters of iniquities were mightier than I, Our transgressions -- Thou dost cover them.
Psalm 65:3 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Iniquities prevail against me - This is no just rendering of the original, דברי עונת גברו מני dibrey avonoth gaberu menni; "iniguitous words have prevailed against me," or, "The words of iniquity are strong against me." All kinds of calumnies, lies, and slanders have been propagated, to shake my confidence, and ruin my credit.
Our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away - Whatsoever offenses we have committed against thee, thou wilt pardon; תכפרם tecapperem, thou wilt make atonement for them, when with hearty repentance and true faith we turn unto thee. This verse has been abused to favor Antinomian licentiousness. The true and correct translation of the former clause will prevent this.
The old Scottish Version of this verse, in their singing Psalms, is most execrable: -
"Iniquities, I must confess,
Prevail against me do:
And as for our trans-gres-sions
Them purge away wilt thou."
O David, if thou art capable of hearing such abominable doggerel substituted for the nervous words thou didst compose by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, what must thou feel, if chagrin can affect the inhabitants of heaven!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Iniquities [heb.] words or matters of iniquities
Psalm 38:4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
Psalm 40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: my iniquities have taken hold on me, so that I am not able to look up...
2 Samuel 12:7-13 And Nathan said to David, You are the man. Thus said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed you king over Israel...
Micah 7:8,9 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light to me...
Romans 7:23-25 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind...
Galatians 5:17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other...
Psalm 51:2,3,7 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin...
Psalm 79:9 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for your name's sake.
Isaiah 1:18,19 Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow...
Isaiah 6:7 And he laid it on my mouth, and said, See, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away, and your sin purged.
Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.
John 1:29 The next day John sees Jesus coming to him, and said, Behold the Lamb of God, which takes away the sin of the world.
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God...
1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another...
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth...
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