New International Version
When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.
King James Bible
Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.
Darby Bible Translation
Iniquities have prevailed against me: our transgressions, thou wilt forgive them.
World English Bible
Sins overwhelmed me, but you atoned for our transgressions.
Young's Literal Translation
Matters of iniquities were mightier than I, Our transgressions -- Thou dost cover them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Iniquities prevail against me - This is no just rendering of the original, דברי עונת גברו מני dibrey avonoth gaberu menni; "iniguitous words have prevailed against me," or, "The words of iniquity are strong against me." All kinds of calumnies, lies, and slanders have been propagated, to shake my confidence, and ruin my credit.
Our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away - Whatsoever offenses we have committed against thee, thou wilt pardon; תכפרם tecapperem, thou wilt make atonement for them, when with hearty repentance and true faith we turn unto thee. This verse has been abused to favor Antinomian licentiousness. The true and correct translation of the former clause will prevent this.
The old Scottish Version of this verse, in their singing Psalms, is most execrable: -
"Iniquities, I must confess,
Prevail against me do:
And as for our trans-gres-sions
Them purge away wilt thou."
O David, if thou art capable of hearing such abominable doggerel substituted for the nervous words thou didst compose by the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, what must thou feel, if chagrin can affect the inhabitants of heaven!
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Iniquities [heb.] words or matters of iniquities
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'Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, Thou shalt purge them away.'--PSALM. lxv. 3. There is an intended contrast in these two clauses more pointed and emphatic in the original than in our Bible, between man's impotence and God's power in the face of the fact of sin. The words of the first clause might be translated, with perhaps a little increase of vividness, 'iniquities are too strong for me'; and the 'Thou' of the next clause is emphatically expressed in the original, 'as …
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Rejoice, you nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.
My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name's sake.
Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"
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