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Psalms 51:9

    Psalms 51:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Let your face be turned from my wrongdoing, and take away all my sins.

    Webster's Revision

    Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities.

    World English Bible

    Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all of my iniquities.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 51:9

    Hide thy face from my sins - The sentiment here is nearly the same as that in Psalm 51:3 : His sin was ever before his own face; and he knew that the eye of God was constantly upon him, and that his purity and justice must be highly incensed on the account. He therefore, with a just horror of his transgressions, begs God to turn away his face from them, and to blot them out, so that they may never more be seen. See the note on Psalm 51:1 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 51:9

    Hide thy face from my sins - That is, Do not look on them; avert thy face from them; do not regard them. Compare the notes at Psalm 13:1.

    And blot out all mine iniquities - Take them entirely away. Let the account be erased, cancelled, destroyed. See the notes at Psalm 51:1.