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Psalm 51:3–4

3 For 1I aknow my transgressions,

And my sin is ever before me.

4 aAgainst You, You only, I have sinned

And done what is bevil in Your sight,

So that cYou 1are justified 2when You speak

And 3blameless when You judge.

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Psalm 51:3–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is always before me.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For I acknowledge my transgressions:

And my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,

And done this evil in thy sight:

That thou mightest be justified when thou speakest,

And be clear when thou judgest.

Psalm 51:3–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

For I recognize my rebellion;

it haunts me day and night.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

For I acknowledge my transgressions,

And my sin is always before me.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

I know about my wrongs,

and I can’t forget my sin.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For I know my transgressions;

And my sin is ever before me.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Psalm 51:3–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

I admit that I am rebellious. 

My sin is always in front of me. 

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. 

Psalm 51:3–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For I am conscious of my rebellion,

and my sin is always before me.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For I know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For I myself know my transgressions,

and my sin is ever before me.

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.

Psalm 51:3–4 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I know the lawless acts I’ve committed.

I can’t forget my sin.

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.


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