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Psalms 90:8

    Psalms 90:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You have put our evil doings before you, our secret sins in the light of your face.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

    World English Bible

    You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.

    Definitions for Psalms 90:8

    Countenance - Appearance.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 90:8



    Psalm 90:8Thou hast set our iniquities before thee - Every one of our transgressions is set before thee; noted and minuted down in thy awful register!

    Our secret sins - Those committed in darkness and privacy are easily discovered by thee, being shown by the splendours of thy face shining upon them. Thus we light a candle, and bring it into a dark place to discover its contents. O, what can be hidden from the allseeing eye of God? Darkness is no darkness to him; wherever he comes there is a profusion of light - for God is light!

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 90:8

    Thou hast set our iniquities before thee - Thou hast arrayed them, or brought them forth to view, as a "reason" in thy mind for cutting us down. Death may be regarded as proof that God has brought before his mind the evidence of man's guilt, and has passed sentence accordingly. The fact of death at all; the fact that anyone of the race dies; the fact that human life has been made so brief, is to be explained on the supposition that God has arrayed before his own mind the reality of human depravity, and has adopted this as an illustration of his sense of the evil of guilt.

    Our secret sins - literally, "our secret;" or, that which was concealed or unknown. This may refer to the secret or hidden things of our lives, or to what has been concealed in our own bosoms; and the meaning may be, that God has judged in the case not by external appearances, or by what is seen by the world, but by what "he" has seen in the heart, and that he deals with us according to our real character. The reference is, indeed, to sin, but sin as concealed, hidden, forgotten; the sin of the heart; the sin which we have endeavored to hide from the world; the sin which has passed away from our own recollection.

    In the light of thy countenance - Directly before thee; in full view; so that thou canst see them all. In accordance with these, thou judgest man, and hence, his death.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 90:8

    90:8 Hast set - Thou dost observe them, as a righteous judge, and art calling us to an account for them. Secret sins - Which though hid from the eyes of men, thou hast brought to light by thy judgments.