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Psalms 51:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is continually before me.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, my transgressions, do, I, acknowledge, And, my sin, is before me continually:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For my transgressions I do know, And my sin [is] before me continually.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sinne is euer before mee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For I am conscious of mine iniquity; and my sin is continually before me.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
I x589
(0589) Complement
Contracted from H0595; I.
acknowledge 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
my transgressions: 6588
{6588} Prime
From H6586; a revolt (national, moral or religious).
and my sin 2403
{2403} Prime
From H2398; an offence (sometimes habitual sinfulness), and its penalty, occasion, sacrifice, or expiation; also (concretely) an offender.
[is] ever 8548
{8548} Prime
From an unused root meaning to stretch; properly continuance (as indefinite extension); but used only (attributively as adjective) constant (or adverbially constantly); elliptically the regular (daily) sacrifice.
before x5048
(5048) Complement
From H5046; a front, that is, part opposite; specifically a counterpart, or mate; usually (adverbially, especially with preposition) over against or before.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 51:1-4.

Psalms 51:3

_ _ For ... before me — Conviction precedes forgiveness; and, as a gift of God, is a plea for it (2 Samuel 12:13; Psalms 32:5; 1 John 1:9).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 51:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 51:3

For I (d) acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.

(d) My conscience accuses me so, that I can have no rest till I am reconciled.

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For I:

Psalms 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.
Psalms 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; ... And [that] I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:
Nehemiah 9:2 And the seed of Israel separated themselves from all strangers, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
Job 33:27 He looketh upon men, and [if any] say, I have sinned, and perverted [that which was] right, and it profited me not;
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh [them] shall have mercy.
Luke 15:18-21 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, ... And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

my sin:

Psalms 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.
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Lv 26:40. Ne 9:2. Jb 33:27. Ps 32:5; 38:18; 40:12. Pv 28:13. Is 59:12. Jr 3:25. Lk 15:18.

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