New American Standard Bible
You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah.
King James Bible
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people; thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
World English Bible
You have forgiven the iniquity of your people. You have covered all their sin. Selah.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast borne away the iniquity of Thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people - That is, These calamities came upon them in consequence of their sins, and thou hast dealt with them as if those sins were forgiven. The fact that the tokens of his anger bad passed away, and that his judgments were withdrawn, seemed to prove that their sins had been forgiven. The same form of expression used here - with the same words in Hebrew - occurs in Psalm 32:5. See the notes at that passage. The language suggests the idea of an atonement. Literally, "Thou hast lifted up - or borne - the iniquity of thy people."
Thou hast covered all their sin - So that it is hidden; and therefore thou dost treat them as if they were righteous, or as if there were no sin. The idea of covering is that expressed in the Hebrew word, which is commonly rendered "atonement" - כפר kâphar - to cover; to cover over; then, to cover over sin; to forgive. The idea suggested in this verse is, that when God withdraws the tokens of his displeasure, we may hope that he has pardoned the sin which was the cause of his anger.
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"Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now."
1 Kings 8:30
"Listen to the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place; hear in heaven Your dwelling place; hear and forgive.
1 Kings 8:34
then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your people Israel, and bring them back to the land which You gave to their fathers.
Oh, that the salvation of Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores His captive people, Jacob will rejoice, Israel will be glad.
A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!
But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity and did not destroy them; And often He restrained His anger And did not arouse all His wrath.
Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases;
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