Psalm 79:8
New International Version
Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need.

New Living Translation
Do not hold us guilty for the sins of our ancestors! Let your compassion quickly meet our needs, for we are on the brink of despair.

English Standard Version
Do not remember against us our former iniquities; let your compassion come speedily to meet us, for we are brought very low.

Berean Study Bible
Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low.

New American Standard Bible
Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Your compassion come quickly to meet us, For we are brought very low.

King James Bible
O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

Christian Standard Bible
Do not hold past iniquities against us; let your compassion come to us quickly, for we have become very weak.

Contemporary English Version
Don't make us pay for the sins of our ancestors. Have pity and come quickly! We are completely helpless.

Good News Translation
Do not punish us for the sins of our ancestors. Have mercy on us now; we have lost all hope.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come to us quickly, for we have become weak.

International Standard Version
Don't charge us for previous iniquity, but let your compassion come quickly to us, for we have been brought very low.

NET Bible
Do not hold us accountable for the sins of earlier generations! Quickly send your compassion our way, for we are in serious trouble!

New Heart English Bible
Do not hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us. Let your tender mercies speedily meet us, for we are in desperate need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not remember our former sins against us; let your mercies quickly precede us because we are very humbled.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not hold the crimes of our ancestors against us. Reach out to us soon with your compassion, because we are helpless.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers; Let Thy compassions speedily come to meet us; For we are brought very low.

New American Standard 1977
Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us; Let Thy compassion come quickly to meet us; For we are brought very low.

Jubilee Bible 2000
O remember not against us former iniquities; let thy tender mercies speedily meet us on the way, for we are very poor.

King James 2000 Bible
O remember not against us former iniquities: let your tender mercies speedily precede us: for we are brought very low.

American King James Version
O remember not against us former iniquities: let your tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

American Standard Version
Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers: Let thy tender mercies speedily meet us; For we are brought very low.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Remember not our old transgressions; let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us; for we are greatly impoverished.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remember not our former iniquities: let thy mercies speedily prevent us, for we are become exceeding poor.

Darby Bible Translation
Remember not against us the iniquities of [our] forefathers; let thy tender mercies speedily come to meet us: for we are brought very low.

English Revised Version
Remember not against us the iniquities of our forefathers: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

Webster's Bible Translation
O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily succor us: for we are brought very low.

World English Bible
Don't hold the iniquities of our forefathers against us. Let your tender mercies speedily meet us, for we are in desperate need.

Young's Literal Translation
Remember not for us the iniquities of forefathers, Haste, let Thy mercies go before us, For we have been very weak.
Study Bible
A Prayer for Deliverance
7for they have devoured Jacob and laid waste to his homeland. 8Do not hold past sins against us; let Your compassion come quickly, for we are brought low. 9Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name; deliver us and atone for our sins, for the sake of Your name.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:43
The foreigner living among you will rise higher and higher above you, while you sink down lower and lower.

Psalm 21:3
For You welcomed him with rich blessings; You placed on his head a crown of pure gold.

Psalm 106:6
We have sinned like our fathers; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.

Psalm 116:6
The LORD preserves the simplehearted; I was helpless, and He saved me.

Psalm 142:6
Listen to my cry, for I am brought quite low. Rescue me from my pursuers, for they are too strong for me.

Isaiah 26:5
For He has humbled those who dwell on high--He lays the lofty city low. He brings it down to the ground; He casts it into the dust.

Isaiah 64:9
Do not be angry, O LORD, beyond measure; do not remember our iniquity forever. Oh, look upon us, we pray; we are all Your people!

Jeremiah 44:21
"As for the incense you burned in the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem--you, your fathers, your kings, your officials, and the people of the land--did the LORD not remember and bring this to mind?

Treasury of Scripture

O remember not against us former iniquities: let your tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low.

remember

Psalm 25:7
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

Psalm 130:3
If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

Exodus 32:34
Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

former iniquities.

Genesis 15:16
But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.

Ezekiel 2:3
And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to the children of Israel, to a rebellious nation that hath rebelled against me: they and their fathers have transgressed against me, even unto this very day.

Daniel 9:16
O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

let they

Psalm 21:3
For thou preventest him with the blessings of goodness: thou settest a crown of pure gold on his head.

Psalm 69:16,17
Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies…

we are

Psalm 106:43
Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity.

Psalm 116:6
The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Psalm 142:6
Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.







Lexicon
Do not hold
תִּזְכָּר־ (tiz·kār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

past
רִאשֹׁ֫נִ֥ים (ri·šō·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7223: First, in place, time, rank

sins against us;
עֲוֺנֹ֪ת (‘ă·wō·nōṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

let Your compassion
רַחֲמֶ֑יךָ (ra·ḥă·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7356: Compassion, the womb, a maiden

come
יְקַדְּמ֣וּנוּ (yə·qad·də·mū·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6923: To project, precede, to anticipate, hasten, meet

quickly,
מַ֭הֵר (ma·hêr)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4118: Hastening, speedy, swift

for
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

we are brought
דַלּ֣וֹנוּ (ḏal·lō·w·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1809: To slacken, be feeble, to be oppressed

low.
מְאֹֽד׃ (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily
Verse 8. - O remember not against us former iniquities; or, the iniquities of our forefathers (so Professor Cheyne and the Revised Version); comp. Leviticus 26:45, "I will remember to them the covenant of their ancestors" - where the same word (רִאשֹׁגִים) is used. Let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us; or, come to meet us (Kay, Cheyne). For we are brought very low (comp. Psalm 111:6; Psalm 142:6). 79:6-13 Those who persist in ignorance of God, and neglect of prayer, are the ungodly. How unrighteous soever men were, the Lord was righteous in permitting them to do what they did. Deliverances from trouble are mercies indeed, when grounded upon the pardon of sin; we should therefore be more earnest in prayer for the removal of our sins than for the removal of afflictions. They had no hopes but from God's mercies, his tender mercies. They plead no merit, they pretend to none, but, Help us for the glory of thy name; pardon us for thy name's sake. The Christian forgets not that he is often bound in the chain of his sins. The world to him is a prison; sentence of death is passed upon him, and he knows not how soon it may be executed. How fervently should he at all times pray, O let the sighing of a prisoner come before thee, according to the greatness of thy power preserve thou those that are appointed to die! How glorious will the day be, when, triumphant over sin and sorrow, the church beholds the adversary disarmed for ever! while that church shall, from age to age, sing the praises of her great Shepherd and Bishop, her King and her God.
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