New International Version
We acknowledge our wickedness, LORD, and the guilt of our ancestors; we have indeed sinned against you.
King James Bible
We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, we acknowledge our wickedness, the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against thee.
World English Bible
We acknowledge, Yahweh, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers; for we have sinned against you.
Young's Literal Translation
We have known, O Jehovah, our wickedness, The iniquity of our fathers, For we have sinned against Thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness - This the prophet did in behalf of the people; but, alas! they did not join him.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do Thou it for Thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against Thee. 8. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest Thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? 9. Why shouldest Thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy name; leave us not.'--JER. xiv. 7-9. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Question of the Contemplative Life
"'But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors--their unfaithfulness and their hostility toward me,
Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners. They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD." And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
Only acknowledge your guilt-- you have rebelled against the LORD your God, you have scattered your favors to foreign gods under every spreading tree, and have not obeyed me,'" declares the LORD.
Let us lie down in our shame, and let our disgrace cover us. We have sinned against the LORD our God, both we and our ancestors; from our youth till this day we have not obeyed the LORD our God."
Why are we sitting here? Gather together! Let us flee to the fortified cities and perish there! For the LORD our God has doomed us to perish and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against him.
Although our sins testify against us, do something, LORD, for the sake of your name. For we have often rebelled; we have sinned against you.
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