Psalm 73:15
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New International Version
If I had spoken out like that, I would have betrayed your children.

New Living Translation
If I had really spoken this way to others, I would have been a traitor to your people.

English Standard Version
If I had said, “I will speak thus,” I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

New American Standard Bible
If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.

King James Bible
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If I had decided to say these things aloud, I would have betrayed Your people.

International Standard Version
If I say, "I will talk like this," I would betray a generation of your children.

NET Bible
If I had publicized these thoughts, I would have betrayed your loyal followers.

New Heart English Bible
If I had said, "I will speak thus;" behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If I said, “I shall do as they”,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If I had said, "I will continue to talk like that," I would have betrayed God's people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
If I had said: 'I will speak thus', Behold, I had been faithless to the generation of Thy children.

New American Standard 1977
If I had said, “I will speak thus,”
            Behold, I should have betrayed the generation of Thy children.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If I should say, I will speak as they do; behold, I should deny the generation of thy sons.

King James 2000 Bible
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of your children.

American King James Version
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children.

American Standard Version
If I had said, I will speak thus; Behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If I said: I will speak thus; behold I should condemn the generation of thy children.

Darby Bible Translation
If I said, I will speak thus, behold, I should be faithless to the generation of thy children.

English Revised Version
If I had said, I will speak thus; behold, I had dealt treacherously with the generation of thy children.

Webster's Bible Translation
If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.

World English Bible
If I had said, "I will speak thus;" behold, I would have betrayed the generation of your children.

Young's Literal Translation
If I have said, 'I recount thus,' Lo, a generation of Thy sons I have deceived.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
73:15-20 The psalmist having shown the progress of his temptation, shows how faith and grace prevailed. He kept up respect for God's people, and with that he restrained himself from speaking what he had thought amiss. It is a sign that we repent of the evil thoughts of the heart, if we suppress them. Nothing gives more offence to God's children, than to say it is vain to serve God; for there is nothing more contrary to their universal experience. He prayed to God to make this matter plain to him; and he understood the wretched end of wicked people; even in the height of their prosperity they were but ripening for ruin. The sanctuary must be the resort of a tempted soul. The righteous man's afflictions end in peace, therefore he is happy; the wicked man's enjoyments end in destruction, therefore he is miserable. The prosperity of the wicked is short and uncertain, slippery places. See what their prosperity is; it is but a vain show, it is only a corrupt imagination, not substance, but a mere shadow; it is as a dream, which may please us a little while we are slumbering, yet even then it disturbs our repose.
Study Bible
Surely God is Good to Israel
14For I have been stricken all day long And chastened every morning. 15If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have betrayed the generation of Your children. 16When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight…
Cross References
Psalm 14:5
There they are in great dread, For God is with the righteous generation.

Psalm 73:16
When I pondered to understand this, It was troublesome in my sight
Treasury of Scripture

If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of your children.

offend

1 Samuel 2:24 No, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: you make the LORD's …

Malachi 2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble …

Matthew 18:6,7 But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me…

Romans 14:15,21 But if your brother be grieved with your meat, now walk you not charitably. …

1 Corinthians 8:11-13 And through your knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom …

generation

Psalm 22:30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

Psalm 24:6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek your face, …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

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