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Psalms 109:14

    Psalms 109:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah; And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let the Lord keep in mind the wrongdoing of his fathers; and may the sin of his mother have no forgiveness.

    Webster's Revision

    Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with Jehovah; And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

    World English Bible

    Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered by Yahweh. Don't let the sin of his mother be blotted out.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Let the iniquity of his fathers be remembered with the LORD; and let not the sin of his mother be blotted out.

    Definitions for Psalms 109:14

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 109:14

    Let the iniquity of his fathers - Of his ancestors.

    Be remembered with the Lord - Or, by the Lord. The doctrine of the Bible is, that God "visits the iniquities of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate" him Exodus 20:5; the matter of fact is that children and children's children often suffer from the errors, the crimes, and the follies of their parents, as in the case of intemperance, murder, and treason (compare the notes at Romans 5:12 ff); and the prayer here is, that this regular effect of sin might follow in this instance; that these consequences might not be arrested by divine interposition.

    And let not the sin of his mother be blotted out - This is probably added to complete the parallelism; the sin of his father and his mother. There may, however, if this is a composition of David, be a similar allusion to that which occurs in Psalm 51:5, "Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me." The prayer is, that whatever effects might properly follow from the fact that his mother was a sinner - either in some special sense, or in the general sense that all are sinhers - might come upon him.