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Psalm 32:3–5

When I kept silent,d

my bones wasted awaye

through my groaningf all day long.

For day and night

your hand was heavyg on me;

my strength was sappedh

as in the heat of summer.b

Then I acknowledged my sin to you

and did not cover up my iniquity.i

I said, “I will confessj

my transgressionsk to the Lord.”

And you forgave

the guilt of my sin.l

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Psalm 32:3–5 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not cover my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old

Through my roaring all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:

My moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

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.

Psalm 32:3–5 — New Living Translation (NLT)

When I refused to confess my sin,

my body wasted away,

and I groaned all day long.

Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.

My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat.

Interlude

Finally, I confessed all my sins to you

and stopped trying to hide my guilt.

I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”

And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.

Interlude

Psalm 32:3–5 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

When I kept silent, my bones grew old

Through my groaning all the day long.

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;

My vitality was turned into the drought of summer.

Selah

I acknowledged my sin to You,

And my iniquity I have not hidden.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

And You forgave the iniquity of my sin.

Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — New Century Version (NCV)

When I kept things to myself,

I felt weak deep inside me.

I moaned all day long.

Day and night you punished me.

My strength was gone as in the summer heat.

Selah

Then I confessed my sins to you

and didn’t hide my guilt.

I said, “I will confess my sins to the Lord,”

and you forgave my guilt.

Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

When I kept silence, my bones wasted away

Through my groaning all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:

My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah

I acknowledged my sin unto thee,

And mine iniquity did I not hide:

I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah;

And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my groaning all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity I covered not; I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah, and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

Psalm 32:3–5 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

When I kept silent about my sins,

my bones began to weaken because of my groaning all day long.

Day and night your hand laid heavily on me.

My strength shriveled in the summer heat.

Selah

I made my sins known to you, and I did not cover up my guilt.

I decided to confess them to you, O Lord.

Then you forgave all my sins.

Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

When I kept silent, my bones became brittle

from my groaning all day long.

For day and night Your hand was heavy on me;

my strength was drained

as in the summer’s heat. Selah

Then I acknowledged my sin to You

and did not conceal my iniquity.

I said,

“I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and You took away the guilt of my sin. Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

While I kept silence, my body wasted away

through my groaning all day long.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah

Then I acknowledged my sin to you,

and I did not hide my iniquity;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

When I kept silent, my bones were worn out

due to my groaning all the day.

For day and night your hand was heavy upon me.

My vigor was changed into the dry heat of summer. Selah

I made known my sin to you, and my iniquity I did not cover.

I said, “I will confess concerning my transgressions to Yahweh,”

and you took away the guilt of my sin. Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

When I kept silent about my sin,

my body became weak

because I groaned all day long.

Day and night

your heavy hand punished me.

I became weaker and weaker

as I do in the heat of summer. Selah

Then I admitted my sin to you.

I didn’t cover up the wrong I had done.

I said, “I will admit my lawless acts to the Lord.”

And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah

Psalm 32:3–5 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away

Through my groaning all day long.

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;

My vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer.

Selah.

I acknowledged my sin to You,

And my iniquity I did not hide;

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;

And You forgave the guilt of my sin.

Selah.