New International Version
I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.
King James Bible
I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.
Darby Bible Translation
And I was upright with him, and kept myself from mine iniquity.
World English Bible
I was also blameless with him. I kept myself from my iniquity.
Young's Literal Translation
And I am perfect with him, And I keep myself from mine iniquity.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I was also upright - The times in which David was most afflicted were the times of his greatest uprightness. Adversity was always to him a time of spiritual prosperity.
Mine iniquity - Probably meaning what is generally termed the easily-besetting sin; the sin of his constitution, or that to which the temperament of his body most powerfully disposed him. What this was, is a subject of useless conjecture.
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It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.
But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
For the sake of your name, LORD, forgive my iniquity, though it is great.
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
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