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

New Living Translation
Don't keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.

English Standard Version
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

New American Standard Bible
Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities.

King James Bible
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Turn Your face away from my sins and blot out all my guilt.

International Standard Version
Hide your countenance from my sins and erase the record of my iniquities.

NET Bible
Hide your face from my sins! Wipe away all my guilt!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Turn your face from my sins and erase all of my crimes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Hide your face from my sins, and wipe out all that I have done wrong.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hide thy face from my sins and eradicate all my iniquities.

King James 2000 Bible
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

American King James Version
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

American Standard Version
Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

Darby Bible Translation
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

English Revised Version
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

World English Bible
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all of my iniquities.

Young's Literal Translation
Hide Thy face from my sin. And all mine iniquities blot out.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

51:7-15 Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop. The blood of Christ is called the blood of sprinkling, Heb 12:24. If this blood of Christ, which cleanses from all sin, cleanse us from our sin, then we shall be clean indeed, Heb 10:2. He asks not to be comforted, till he is first cleansed; if sin, the bitter root of sorrow, be taken away, he can pray in faith, Let me have a well-grounded peace, of thy creating, so that the bones broken by convictions may rejoice, may be comforted. Hide thy face from my sins; blot out all mine iniquities out of thy book; blot them out, as a cloud is blotted out and dispelled by the beams of the sun. And the believer desires renewal to holiness as much as the joy of salvation. David now saw, more than ever, what an unclean heart he had, and sadly laments it; but he sees it is not in his own power to amend it, and therefore begs God would create in him a clean heart. When the sinner feels this change is necessary, and reads the promise of God to that purpose, he begins to ask it. He knew he had by his sin grieved the Holy Spirit, and provoked him to withdraw. This he dreads more than anything. He prays that Divine comforts may be restored to him. When we give ourselves cause to doubt our interest in salvation, how can we expect the joy of it? This had made him weak; he prays, I am ready to fall, either into sin or into despair, therefore uphold me with thy Spirit. Thy Spirit is a free Spirit, a free Agent himself, working freely. And the more cheerful we are in our duty, the more constant we shall be to it. What is this but the liberty wherewith Christ makes his people free, which is contrasted with the yoke of bondage? Ga 5:1. It is the Spirit of adoption spoken to the heart. Those to whom God is the God of salvation, he will deliver from guilt; for the salvation he is the God of, is salvation from sin. We may therefore plead with him, Lord, thou art the God of my salvation, therefore deliver me from the dominion of sin. And when the lips are opened, what should they speak but the praises of God for his forgiving mercy?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - Hide thy face from my sins. Turn thyself away from them - do not so much as see them. The apostle speaks of times of ignorance, which God "winked at" (Acts 17:30). And blot out all mine iniquities (comp. ver. 1).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hide thy face from my sins,.... In whose sight they were committed, being now ashamed of them himself, and ashamed that any should see them, and especially his God; and being filthy and nauseous, he knew they must be abominable to him, who is of purer eyes than to behold iniquity; and being breaches of his law, must be offensive to him, and provoke the eyes of his glory; and were such that he knew would not bear the examination of justice; and that if God was strict to mark them, he could not stand before him: moreover, in this petition the psalmist deprecates a severe chastisement of them, which is sometimes expressed by setting sins before him, Psalm 90:8; and entreats the pardon of them, or oblivion and non-remembrance of them, that they might be cast behind his back, and into the depths of the sea;

and blot out all mine iniquities; as in Psalm 51:1; here repeated, to show his deep sense of them, and his great importunity for the forgiveness of them; and adds the word all, including all his other sins, with those he had lately committed; for he knew that, if anyone, was left unpardoned, he could never answer for it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Hide, &c.—Turn from beholding.

Psalm 51:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
8Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice. 9Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities. 10Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.…
Cross References
Psalm 39:8
Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.

Psalm 51:1
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

Isaiah 44:22
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you."

Jeremiah 16:17
My eyes are on all their ways; they are not hidden from me, nor is their sin concealed from my eyes.
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