Psalm 39:8
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New International Version
Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.

New Living Translation
Rescue me from my rebellion. Do not let fools mock me.

English Standard Version
Deliver me from all my transgressions. Do not make me the scorn of the fool!

New American Standard Bible
"Deliver me from all my transgressions; Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

King James Bible
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deliver me from all my transgressions; do not make me the taunt of fools.

International Standard Version
Deliver me from all my transgressions, and do not let fools scorn me."

NET Bible
Deliver me from all my sins of rebellion! Do not make me the object of fools' insults!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And save me from all my crimes and do not make me a reproach to the evil.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Rescue me from all my rebellious acts. Do not disgrace me in front of godless fools.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Deliver me from all my rebellions; do not make me the reproach of the foolish.

King James 2000 Bible
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

American King James Version
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

American Standard Version
Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Deliver thou me from all my iniquities : thou hast made me a reproach to the fool.

Darby Bible Translation
Deliver me from all my transgressions; make me not the reproach of the foolish.

English Revised Version
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

Webster's Bible Translation
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

World English Bible
Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don't make me the reproach of the foolish.

Young's Literal Translation
From all my transgressions deliver me, A reproach of the fool make me not.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

39:7-13 There is no solid satisfaction to be had in the creature; but it is to be found in the Lord, and in communion with him; to him we should be driven by our disappointments. If the world be nothing but vanity, may God deliver us from having or seeking our portion in it. When creature-confidences fail, it is our comfort that we have a God to go to, a God to trust in. We may see a good God doing all, and ordering all events concerning us; and a good man, for that reason, says nothing against it. He desires the pardoning of his sin, and the preventing of his shame. We must both watch and pray against sin. When under the correcting hand of the Lord, we must look to God himself for relief, not to any other. Our ways and our doings bring us into trouble, and we are beaten with a rod of our own making. What a poor thing is beauty! and what fools are those that are proud of it, when it will certainly, and may quickly, be consumed! The body of man is as a garment to the soul. In this garment sin has lodged a moth, which wears away, first the beauty, then the strength, and finally the substance of its parts. Whoever has watched the progress of a lingering distemper, or the work of time alone, in the human frame, will feel at once the force of this comparison, and that, surely every man is vanity. Afflictions are sent to stir up prayer. If they have that effect, we may hope that God will hear our prayer. The believer expects weariness and ill treatment on his way to heaven; but he shall not stay here long : walking with God by faith, he goes forward on his journey, not diverted from his course, nor cast down by the difficulties he meets. How blessed it is to sit loose from things here below, that while going home to our Father's house, we may use the world as not abusing it! May we always look for that city, whose Builder and Maker is God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 8. - Deliver me from all my transgressions. The approach to God quickens in every God-fearing man the sense of sin and the longing for pardon. So the psalmist has no sooner thrown himself upon God as his one Hope, than the thought of his sin occurs to him - the sin which has brought upon him all his misery; and his first prayer is to be "delivered" from it. Make me not the reproach of the foolish. So long as his afflictions continued, the psalmist would be an object of scorn to the fool and the un = godly. He prays, therefore, secondly, that the punishment of his sin may cease.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Deliver me from all my transgressions,.... Which were the cause and occasion of all his distresses, inward and outward; and the deliverance prayed for includes a freedom from the dominion of sin, which is by the power of efficacious grace; and from the guilt of sin, which is by the application of the blood of Christ; and from obligation to punishment for it, or deliverance from wrath to come, which is through Christ's being made a curse, and enduring wrath in the room and stead of his people; and from the very being of sin, which, though it cannot be expected in this life, is desirable: and the psalmist prays that he might be delivered from "all" his transgressions; knowing: that if one of them was left to have dominion over him, or the guilt of it to lie upon him, and he be obliged to undergo due punishment for it, he must be for ever miserable;

make me not the reproach of the foolish; of a Nabal; meaning not any particular person; as Esau, according to Jarchi; or Absalom, as others; but every foolish man, that is, a wicked man; such who deny the being and providence of God, make a mock at sin, and scoff at the saints: and the sense of the psalmist is, that the Lord would keep him from sinning, and deliver him out of all his afflictions, on account of which he was reproached by wicked men.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

8-10. Patiently submissive, he prays for the removal of his chastisement, and that he may not be a reproach.

Psalm 39:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
I will Watch My Ways
7"And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in You. 8"Deliver me from all my transgressions; Make me not the reproach of the foolish. 9"I have become mute, I do not open my mouth, Because it is You who have done it.…
Cross References
Psalm 44:13
You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, the scorn and derision of those around us.

Psalm 51:9
Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.

Psalm 51:14
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

Psalm 74:18
Remember how the enemy has mocked you, LORD, how foolish people have reviled your name.

Psalm 79:4
We are objects of contempt to our neighbors, of scorn and derision to those around us.

Psalm 79:9
Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.

Psalm 119:22
Remove from me their scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
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