Psalm 51:3
New International Version
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.

New Living Translation
For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night.

English Standard Version
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Berean Study Bible
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.

New American Standard Bible
For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.

New King James Version
For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.

King James Bible
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Christian Standard Bible
For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me.

Contemporary English Version
I know about my sins, and I cannot forget the burden of my guilt.

Good News Translation
I recognize my faults; I am always conscious of my sins.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me.

International Standard Version
For I acknowledge my transgression; my sin remains continuously before me.

NET Bible
For I am aware of my rebellious acts; I am forever conscious of my sin.

New Heart English Bible
For I know my transgressions. My sin is constantly before me.

A Faithful Version
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because I know my crimes and my sins are always in front of me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I admit that I am rebellious. My sin is always in front of me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me.

New American Standard 1977
For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.

King James 2000 Bible
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

American King James Version
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

American Standard Version
For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For I am conscious of mine iniquity; and my sin is continually before me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.

Darby Bible Translation
For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is continually before me.

English Revised Version
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever 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.
Study Bible
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
2Wash me clean of my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.4Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You may be proved right when You speak and blameless when You judge.…
Cross References
Isaiah 59:12
For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us. Our transgressions are indeed with us, and we know our iniquities:

Psalm 51:4
Against You, You only, have I sinned and done what is evil in Your sight, so that You may be proved right when You speak and blameless when You judge.

Treasury of Scripture

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

For I

Psalm 32:5
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Psalm 38:18
For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Leviticus 26:40,41
If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me; …

my sin

Psalm 40:12
For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.

Isaiah 59:12
For our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us: for our transgressions are with us; and as for our iniquities, we know them;

Jeremiah 3:25
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.









Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

know
אֵדָ֑ע (’ê·ḏā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

my transgressions,
פְ֭שָׁעַי (p̄ə·šā·‘ay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6588: Transgression

and my sin
וְחַטָּאתִ֖י (wə·ḥaṭ·ṭā·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

is always
תָמִֽיד׃ (ṯā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

before me.
נֶגְדִּ֣י (neḡ·dî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before
(3) For I.--There is an emphatic pronoun in the first clause which we may preserve, at the same time noticing the difference between the violation of the covenant generally in the term transgressions in the first clause, and the offence which made the breach in the second. (See Note Psalm 51:1.) Because I am one who is conscious of my transgressions, and (or, possibly, even) my offence is ever before me.

The thought that he had been unfaithful to the covenant was an accusing conscience to him, keeping his sin always before his eyes, and until, according to his prayer in Psalm 51:1-2, he was received back into conscious relationship again, his offence must weigh upon his mind. This explanation holds, whether an individual or the community speaks.

Verse 3. - For I acknowledge my transgressions (comp. Psalm 32:5, "I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin"). The first step in repentance is contrition; the second, confession; the third, amendment of life. And my sin is ever before me. I bear it in mind; I do not hide it from myself. I keep it continually before my mental vision. This, too, is characteristic of true penitence. Mock penitents confess their sins, and straightway forget them. Real genuine ones find it impossible to forget.
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