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Psalms 69:5

    Psalms 69:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O God, you know my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from you.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my sins are not hid from thee.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O God, you see how foolish I am; and my wrongdoing is clear to you.

    Webster's Revision

    O God, thou knowest my foolishness; And my sins are not hid from thee.

    World English Bible

    God, you know my foolishness. My sins aren't hidden from you.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 69:5

    Thou knowest my foolishness - Though we have been brought into captivity in consequence of the crimes of our fathers, yet we have guilt enough of our own to merit a continuation of our miseries. How can such words as are in this verse be attributed to our blessed Lord, however they may be twisted or turned?

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 69:5

    O God, thou knowest my foolishness - The errors and follies of my life. Though conscious of innocence in this case - though he felt that his enemies hated him "without cause," and that they took what belonged to him and not to them, yet he was not insensible to the fact that he was a sinner, and he was not unwilling to confess before God, that, however conscious of uprightness he might be in his dealings toward people, yet toward God, he was a sinful man. From him he deserved all that had come upon him. Indeed the very calamities which had been permitted to come upon him were proof to his own mind that he was a sinner, and served, as they were doubtless designed, to turn his mind to that fact, and to humble him. The effect of calamities coming upon us, as reminding us of the fact that we are sinners, is often referred to in the Psalms. See Psalm 38:2-4; Psalm 40:12.

    And my sins are not hid from thee - Margin, "guiltiness." The word used here has always attached to it the idea of "guilt." The meaning is, that God knew all his life; and that however unjust the conduct of "men" toward him might be when they treated him as if he had wronged them, yet considered as a part of the dealings of God, or as having been suffered to come upon him from God, all that had occurred was right, for it was a proper expression of the divine displeasure against his sins. We may feel that we have not wronged our fellow-men; yet even the treatment which we receive from them, however unjust so far as they are concerned, may be regarded as deserved by us at the hand of God, and as proper on his part as an expression of his displeasure for our transgressions against him, and as a proof that we are sinners. Trial never comes to us from any quarter except as founded on the fact that we are sinners; and even where there is entire innocence toward our fellow-men, God may make use of their passions to rebuke and discipline us for our sins toward himself.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 69:5

    69:5 My sins - But O Lord, although I have been innocent to mine enemies, I am guilty of many sins and follies against thee.

    Verses Related to Psalms 69:5

    Hebrews 9:22 - And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
    Romans 3:23 - For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
    Hebrews 12:1 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
    Book: Psalms
    Topic: Sin