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Psalms 39:8

    Psalms 39:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Make me free from all my sins; do not let me be shamed by the man of evil behaviour.

    Webster's Revision

    Deliver me from all my transgressions: Make me not the reproach of the foolish.

    World English Bible

    Deliver me from all my transgressions. Don't make me the reproach of the foolish.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish.

    Definitions for Psalms 39:8

    Reproach - Disgrace; shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 39:8

    Deliver one from all may transgressions - I seek the pardon of my sins; I expect it from thy mercy. Grant it, "that I be not the reproach of the foolish," (the godless and the profane), who deride my expectation, and say no such blessings can be had. Let them know, by thy saving me, that there is a God who heareth prayer, and giveth his Holy Spirit to all them that ask him.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 39:8

    Deliver me from all my transgressions - Recognising, as in Psalm 38:3-5, his sins as the source of all his troubles and sorrows. If his transgressions were forgiven, he felt assured that his trouble would be removed. His first petition, therefore, is, that his sins might be pardoned, with the implied conscious assurance that then it would be consistent and proper for God to remove his calamity, and deliver him from the evils which had come upon him.

    Make me not the reproach of the foolish - Of the wicked; of those who are foolish, because they are wicked. See the notes at Psalm 14:1. The prayer here is, that God would not suffer him to become an object of reproach to wicked and foolish men; that is, as the passage implies, that God would not so continue to treat him as if he were a sinner as to justify to themselves their reproaches of him as a wicked man. In other words, he prays that God would forgive his sin, and would withdraw his hand of affliction, so that even the wicked might see that he was not angry with him, but that he was an object of the divine favor.