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Psalm 51:4–5

fAgainst thee, thee only, have I sinned,

And done this evil gin thy sight:

hThat thou mightest be justified when thou speakest,

And be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, iI was shapen in iniquity;

And in sin did my mother conceive me.

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Psalm 51:4–5 — The New International Version (NIV)

Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight;

so you are right in your verdict

and justified when you judge.

Surely I was sinful at birth,

sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Against you, you only, have I sinned

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you may be justified in your words

and blameless in your judgment.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;

I have done what is evil in your sight.

You will be proved right in what you say,

and your judgment against me is just.

For I was born a sinner—

yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Against You, You only, have I sinned,

And done this evil in Your sight—

That You may be found just when You speak,

And blameless when You judge.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

And in sin my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

You are the only one I have sinned against;

I have done what you say is wrong.

You are right when you speak

and fair when you judge.

I was brought into this world in sin.

In sin my mother gave birth to me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,

And done that which is evil in thy sight;

That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest,

And be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity;

And in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done what is evil in thy sight; that thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, be clear when thou judgest. Behold, in iniquity was I brought forth, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I have sinned against you, especially you. 

I have done what you consider evil. 

So you hand down justice when you speak, 

and you are blameless when you judge. 

Indeed, I was born guilty. 

I was a sinner when my mother conceived me. 

Psalm 51:4–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Against You—You alone—I have sinned

and done this evil in Your sight.

So You are right when You pass sentence;

You are blameless when You judge.

Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;

I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Against you, you alone, have I sinned,

and done what is evil in your sight,

so that you are justified in your sentence

and blameless when you pass judgment.

Indeed, I was born guilty,

a sinner when my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Against you, only you, I have sinned

and have done this evil in your eyes,

so that you are correct when you speak,

you are blameless when you judge.

Behold, in iniquity I was born,

and in sin my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

You are the one I’ve really sinned against.

I’ve done what is evil in your sight.

So you are right when you sentence me.

You are fair when you judge me.

I know I’ve been a sinner ever since I was born.

I’ve been a sinner ever since my mother became pregnant with me.

Psalm 51:4–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Against You, You only, I have sinned

And done what is evil in Your sight,

So that You are justified when You speak

And blameless when You judge.

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

And in sin my mother conceived me.