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New International Version
Do not be angry beyond measure, LORD; do not remember our sins forever. Oh, look on us, we pray, for we are all your people.
New Living Translation
Don’t be so angry with us, LORD. Please don’t remember our sins forever. Look at us, we pray, and see that we are all your people.
English Standard Version
Be not so terribly angry, O LORD, and remember not iniquity forever. Behold, please look, we are all your people.
Berean Study Bible
Do not be angry, O LORD, beyond measure; do not remember our iniquity forever. Oh, look upon us, we pray; we are all Your people!
King James Bible
Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
New King James Version
Do not be furious, O LORD, Nor remember iniquity forever; Indeed, please look—we all are Your people!
New American Standard Bible
Do not be angry beyond measure, LORD, Nor remember wrongdoing forever. Behold, please look, all of us are Your people.
Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD, Nor remember iniquity forever; Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.
Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD, Neither remember iniquity forever; Behold, look now, all of us are Thy people.
Do not be angry beyond measure, O LORD, Do not remember our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing] forever. Now look, consider, for we are all Your people.
Christian Standard Bible
LORD, do not be terribly angry or remember our iniquity forever. Please look—all of us are your people!
Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, do not be terribly angry or remember our iniquity forever. Please look—all of us are Your people!
American Standard Version
Be not wroth very sore, O Jehovah, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, look, we beseech thee, we are all thy people.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not be very angry forever, LORD JEHOVAH, and do not remember our sins forever. See that we are all your people
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Be not very wroth with us, and remember not our sins for ever; but now look on us, for we are all thy people.
Contemporary English Version
Don't be so furious or keep our sins in your thoughts forever! Remember that all of us are your people.
Be not very angry, O Lord, and remember no longer our iniquity: behold, see we are all thy people.
Good News Translation
so do not be too angry with us or hold our sins against us forever. We are your people; be merciful to us.
International Standard Version
Don't be angry beyond measure, LORD, and don't remember our iniquity for a season. Please look now, we are all your people.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, Neither remember iniquity for ever; Behold, look, we beseech Thee, we are all Thy people.
Literal Standard Version
Do not be angry, O YHWH, very severely, Nor remember iniquity forever, Behold, look attentively, we implore You, We [are] all Your people.
New American Bible
Do not be so very angry, LORD, do not remember our crimes forever; look upon us, who are all your people!
LORD, do not be too angry! Do not hold our sins against us continually! Take a good look at your people, at all of us!
New Revised Standard Version
Do not be exceedingly angry, O LORD, and do not remember iniquity forever. Now consider, we are all your people.
New Heart English Bible
Do not be furious, LORD, neither remember iniquity forever: see, look, we beg you, we are all your people.
World English Bible
Don't be furious, Yahweh, neither remember iniquity forever: see, look, we beg you, we are all your people.
Young's Literal Translation
Be not wroth, O Jehovah, very sore, Nor for ever remember iniquity, Lo, look attentively, we beseech Thee, Thy people are we all.
Additional Translations ...
ContextA Prayer for God's Power
…8But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand. 9Do not be angry, O LORD, beyond measure; do not remember our iniquity forever. Oh, look upon us, we pray; we are all Your people! 10Your holy cities have become a wilderness. Zion has become a wasteland and Jerusalem a desolation.…
Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low.
Then we Your people, the sheep of Your pasture, will thank You forever; from generation to generation we will declare Your praise.
I, yes I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake and remembers your sins no more.
I was enraged by his sinful greed, so I struck him and hid My face in anger; yet he kept turning back to the desires of his heart.
Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Although I struck you in anger, yet in favor I will show you mercy.
For He said, "They are surely My people, sons who will not be disloyal." So He became their Savior.
"As for the incense you burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem--you, your fathers, your kings, your officials, and the people of the land--did the LORD not remember and bring this to mind?
Treasury of Scripture
Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech you, we are all your people.
Psalm 6:1 To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
Psalm 38:1 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
Psalm 74:1,2 Maschil of Asaph. O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? …
Jeremiah 3:12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.
Lamentations 5:20 Wherefore dost thou forget us for ever, and forsake us so long time?
Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy…
Isaiah 63:19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
Psalm 79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.
Psalm 119:94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
Verse 9. - Be not wroth very sore. At the time of the Captivity God was wroth very sore (Lamentations 5:22). His auger was hot against the sheep of his pasture (Psalm 74:1). But they had suffered, they had been afflicted many years. Might he not now relent, and remit somewhat from his fierce anger? Neither remember iniquity (comp. Psalm 79:8). God had already made a promise by the mouth of Isaiah, "I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy trangressions, and will not remember thy sins" (Isaiah 43:25). The captives lay hold, as it were, on this promise, and entreat that their "iniquity" may be not only forgiven, but forgotten (Jeremiah 31:34). We are all thy people. A fresh argument. "We are thy children," individually (ver. 8); "we are thy work, thy creatures" (ver. 8), again individually; but also, "we are all of us (kullanu), collectively, thy people" - the people whom thou hast chosen to thyself, and over whom thou hast watched for so many centuries. Surely this consideration, if no other, will induce thee to forego thy wrath and forgive our iniquity.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Strong's 408: Not
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7107: To crack off, burst out in rage
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 408: Not
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male
Noun - common singular
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!
look upon us,
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'
we are all
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
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