Psalm 18:23
New International Version
I have been blameless before him and have kept myself from sin.

New Living Translation
I am blameless before God; I have kept myself from sin.

English Standard Version
I was blameless before him, and I kept myself from my guilt.

Berean Study Bible
And I have been blameless before Him and kept myself from iniquity.

King James Bible
I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

New King James Version
I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.

New American Standard Bible
I was also blameless with Him, And I kept myself from my wrongdoing.

NASB 1995
I was also blameless with Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.

NASB 1977
I was also blameless with Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.

Amplified Bible
I was blameless before Him, And I kept myself free from my sin.

Christian Standard Bible
I was blameless toward him and kept myself from my iniquity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I was blameless toward Him and kept myself from sinning.

American Standard Version
I was also perfect with him, And I kept myself from mine iniquity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I have been without blemish with him, and I have been on guard against my sins.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I shall be blameless with hem, and shall keep myself from mine iniquity.

Contemporary English Version
I obey you completely and guard against sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I shall be spotless with him: and shall keep myself from my iniquity.

English Revised Version
I was also perfect with him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

Good News Translation
He knows that I am faultless, that I have kept myself from doing wrong.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I was innocent as far as he was concerned. I have kept myself from guilt.

International Standard Version
I was upright before him, and I kept myself from iniquity.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I was single-hearted with Him, And I kept myself from mine iniquity.

Literal Standard Version
And I am perfect with Him, "" And I keep myself from my iniquity.

NET Bible
I was innocent before him, and kept myself from sinning.

New Heart English Bible
I was also blameless with him. I kept myself from my 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD is My Rock
22For all His ordinances are before me; I have not disregarded His statutes. 23And I have been blameless before Him and kept myself from iniquity. 24So the LORD has repaid me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His sight.…

Cross References
Psalm 18:32
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way clear.

Psalm 19:12
Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.

Psalm 19:13
Keep Your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless and cleansed of great transgression.

Psalm 25:11
For the sake of Your name, O LORD, forgive my iniquity, for it is great.

Psalm 66:18
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.


Treasury of Scripture

I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from my iniquity.

upright

Psalm 7:1-8:9
Shiggaion of David, which he sang unto the LORD, concerning the words of Cush the Benjamite. O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me: …

Psalm 11:7
For the righteous LORD loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.

Psalm 17:3
Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

before [Heb.

Matthew 5:29,30
And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell…

Matthew 18:8,9
Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire…









Verse 23. - I was also upright before him (compare what is said of David in 1 Kings 11:4; 1 Kings 14:8; 1 Kings 15:5). Like Job, he was "perfect and upright " - " one that feared God, and eschewed evil" (Job 1:1). And I kept myself from mine iniquity; i.e. from the sin to which I was especially tempted." (Kay compares the αὐπερίστατος ἁμαρτία of Hebrews 12:1.) But what sin this was, we have no means of determining. All that appears is that David had an inclination to some particular form of sin, against which he found it necessary to be continually upon his guard.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And I
וָאֱהִ֣י (wā·’ĕ·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

have been blameless
תָמִ֣ים (ṯā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 8549: Entire, integrity, truth

before Him
עִמּ֑וֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

and kept myself
וָ֝אֶשְׁתַּמֵּ֗ר (wā·’eš·tam·mêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

from iniquity.
מֵעֲוֺנִֽי׃ (mê·‘ă·wō·nî)
Preposition-m | Noun - common singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity


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