KJV LexiconBehold I was shapen
to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), i.e. (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively, to wait, to pervert
perversity, i.e. (moral) evil -- fault, iniquity, mischeif, punishment (of iniquity), sin.
and in sin
a crime or its penalty -- fault, grievously, offence, (punishment of) sin.
did my mother
a mother (as the bond of the family); in a wide sense (both literally and figuratively) -- dam, mother, parting.
probably to be hot; figuratively, to conceive -- get heat, be hot, conceive, be warm.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.
King James Bible
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indeed, I was guilty when I was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.
International Standard Version
Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me.
Look, I was guilty of sin from birth, a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because in evil I was formed in the womb and in sin my mother conceived me.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Indeed, I was born guilty. I was a sinner when my mother conceived me.
King James 2000 Bible
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
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