New International Version
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
King James Bible
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Darby Bible Translation
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is continually before me.
World English Bible
For I know my transgressions. My sin is constantly before me.
Young's Literal Translation
For my transgressions I do know, And my sin is before me continually.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For I acknowledge my transgressions - I know, I feel, I confess that I have sinned.
My sin is ever before me - A true, deep, and unsophisticated mark of a genuine penitent. Wherever he turns his face, he sees his sin, and through it the eye of an angry God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDavid's Cry for Pardon
... Blot out my transgressions. 2. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.'--PSALM li. 1, 2. A whole year had elapsed between David's crime and David's penitence. It had been a year of guilty satisfaction not worth the having; of sullen hardening of heart against God and all His appeals. The thirty-second Psalm tells us how happy David had been during that twelvemonth, of which he says, 'My bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night Thy hand …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
David and Nathan
Out of the Deep of Sin.
For our offenses are many in your sight, and our sins testify against us. Our offenses are ever with us, and we acknowledge our iniquities:
Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
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