Psalm 85:2
New International Version
You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins.

New Living Translation
You forgave the guilt of your people— yes, you covered all their sins. Interlude

English Standard Version
You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah

Berean Study Bible
You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah

King James Bible
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

New King James Version
You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah

New American Standard Bible
You forgave the guilt of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah

NASB 1995
You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah.

NASB 1977
Thou didst forgive the iniquity of Thy people; Thou didst cover all their sin. Selah.

Amplified Bible
You have forgiven the wickedness of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah.

Christian Standard Bible
You forgave your people’s guilt; you covered all their sin. Selah

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You took away Your people’s guilt; You covered all their sin. Selah

American Standard Version
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You have forgiven the evil of your people and you have covered all their sins!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast forgiven thy people their transgressions; thou has covered all their sins. Pause.

Contemporary English Version
You have forgiven the sin and taken away the guilt of your people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people: thou hast covered all their sins.

English Revised Version
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah

Good News Translation
You have forgiven your people's sins and pardoned all their wrongs.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You removed your people's guilt. You pardoned all their sins. [Selah]

International Standard Version
You took away the iniquity of your people, forgiving all their sins Interlude

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast pardoned all their sin. Selah

Literal Standard Version
You have carried away the iniquity of Your people, You have covered all their sin. Selah.

NET Bible
You pardoned the wrongdoing of your people; you forgave all their sin. (Selah)

New Heart English Bible
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. You have covered all their sin. Selah.

World English Bible
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. You have covered all their sin. Selah.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast borne away the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
You Showed Favor to Your Land
1For the choirmaster. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. You showed favor to Your land, O LORD; You restored Jacob from captivity. 2You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah 3You withheld all Your fury; You turned from Your burning anger.…

Cross References
Numbers 14:19
Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people, in keeping with the greatness of Your loving devotion, just as You have forgiven them ever since they left Egypt."

1 Kings 8:30
Hear the plea of Your servant and of Your people Israel when they pray toward this place. May You hear from heaven, Your dwelling place. May You hear and forgive.

1 Kings 8:34
then may You hear from heaven and forgive the sin of Your people Israel. May You restore them to the land You gave to their fathers.

Psalm 14:7
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come from Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad!

Psalm 32:1
Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered!

Psalm 78:38
And yet He was compassionate; He forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them. He often restrained His anger and did not unleash His full wrath.

Psalm 103:3
He who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases,


Treasury of Scripture

You have forgiven the iniquity of your people, you have covered all their sin. Selah.

forgiven

Psalm 32:1
A Psalm of David, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Psalm 79:8,9
O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low…

Jeremiah 50:20
In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.









(2) Forgiven.--Rather, taken away. (See Psalm 32:1.)

Verse 2. - Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. God's remission of punishment, and restoration of his people to favour, was a full indication that he had "forgiven their iniquity" and "covered their sins." This was so vast a boon, that a pause for devout acknowledgment and silent adoration seemed fitting. Hence the "selah," which is at the end of the second verse, not of the first, as Hengstenberg states.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You forgave
נָ֭שָׂאתָ (nā·śā·ṯā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

the iniquity
עֲוֺ֣ן (‘ă·wōn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 5771: Iniquity, guilt, punishment for iniquity

of Your people;
עַמֶּ֑ךָ (‘am·me·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

You covered
כִּסִּ֖יתָ (kis·sî·ṯā)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

all
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

their sin.
חַטָּאתָ֣ם (ḥaṭ·ṭā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 2403: An offence, its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, expiation, an offender

Selah
סֶֽלָה׃ (se·lāh)
Interjection
Strong's 5542: Suspension, pause


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