New International Version
My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
King James Bible
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
Darby Bible Translation
For mine iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
World English Bible
For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
Young's Literal Translation
For mine iniquities have passed over my head, As a heavy burden -- too heavy for me.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mine iniquities are gone over mine head - He represents himself as one sinking in deep waters, or as one oppressed by a burden to which his strength was unequal.
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How is Christ, as the Life, to be Applied by a Soul that Misseth God's Favour and Countenance.
and prayed: "I am too ashamed and disgraced, my God, to lift up my face to you, because our sins are higher than our heads and our guilt has reached to the heavens.
For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.
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