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Psalms 51:2

    Psalms 51:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let all my wrongdoing be washed away, and make me clean from evil.

    Webster's Revision

    Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

    World English Bible

    Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

    Definitions for Psalms 51:2

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 51:2

    Wash me throughly - הרבה כבסני harbeh cabbeseni, "Wash me again and again, - cause my washings to be multiplied." My stain is deep; ordinary purgation will not be sufficient.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 51:2

    Wash me throughly from mine iniquity - literally, "Multiply to wash me." The word rendered "throughly" is a verb, either in the infinitive or imperative mood, and suggests the idea of "multiplying" or "increasing." The reference is to that which might need constant or repeated washings in order to remove a stain adverbially to denote intensity, or thoroughness. On the word wash as applicable to sin, see the notes at Isaiah 1:16.

    And cleanse me from my sin - Remove it entirely. Make me wholly pure. See the notes at Isaiah 1:16. In what manner he hoped that this would be done is shown in the following portions of the psalm. It was -

    (a) by forgiveness of the past, Psalm 51:9; and

    (b) by making the heart pure and holy through the renewing and sanctifying influences of the Holy Spirit, Psalm 51:10-11.