Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Why then do You not pardon my transgression
And take away my iniquity?
For now I will lie down in the dust;
And You will seek me, but I will not be.”

King James Version

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Holman Bible

Why not forgive my sin
and pardon my transgression?
For soon I will lie down in the grave.
You will eagerly seek me, but I will be gone.

International Standard Version

Why haven't you pardoned my transgression and taken away my iniquity? Now I'm about to lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I won't be around!"

A Conservative Version

And why do thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? For now I shall lay down in the dust, and thou will seek me diligently, but I shall not be.

American Standard Version

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust; And thou wilt seek me diligently, but I shall not be.

Amplified


“Why then do You not pardon my transgression
And take away my sin and guilt?
For now I will lie down in the dust;
And You will seek me [diligently], but I will not be.”

Bible in Basic English

And why do you not take away my sin, and let my wrongdoing be ended? for now I go down to the dust, and you will be searching for me with care, but I will be gone.

Darby Translation

And why dost not thou forgive my transgression and take away mine iniquity? for now shall I lie down in the dust, and thou shalt seek me early, and I shall not be.

Julia Smith Translation

And why wilt thou not lift up my transgression and pass over mine iniquity? for now I shall lie down to the dust; and thou soughtest me and I was not

King James 2000

And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and you shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And why do you not pardon my transgression and take away my guilt? For now I shall lie in the dust, and you will seek me, but {I will be no more}."

Modern King James verseion

And why do You not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? For now I shall sleep in the dust, and You shall seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Why dost thou not forgive my sin? Wherefore takest thou not away my wickedness? Behold, now must I sleep in the dust: And if thou seekest me tomorrow in the morning, I shall be gone."

NET Bible

And why do you not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? For now I will lie down in the dust, and you will seek me diligently, but I will be gone."

New Heart English Bible

Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."

The Emphasized Bible

And why wilt thou not remove my transgression, and take away mine iniquity? For, now, in the dust, should I lie down, and thou shouldst seek me diligently, and I should not be.

Webster

And why dost thou not pardon my transgression, and take away my iniquity? for now shall I sleep in the dust; and thou shalt seek me in the morning, but I shall not be.

World English Bible

Why do you not pardon my disobedience, and take away my iniquity? For now shall I lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I shall not be."

Youngs Literal Translation

Thou dost not take away my transgression, And cause to pass away mine iniquity, Because now, for dust I lie down: And Thou hast sought me -- and I am not!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And why dost thou not pardon
נסה נשׂא 
Nasa' 
Usage: 653

פּשׁע 
Pesha` 
Usage: 93

and take away
עבר 
`abar 
over, pass, through, pass by, go, away, pass on,
Usage: 557

עוון עון 
`avon 
Usage: 230

שׁכב 
Shakab 
Usage: 210

in the dust
עפר 
`aphar 
Usage: 110

and thou shalt seek me in the morning
שׁחר 
Shachar 
Usage: 12

References

American

Easton

Morish

Watsons

Context Readings

Don'T Forget!

20 Have I sinned? What have I done to You,
O watcher of men?
Why have You set me as Your target,
So that I am a burden to myself?
21 “Why then do You not pardon my transgression
And take away my iniquity?
For now I will lie down in the dust;
And You will seek me, but I will not be.”



Cross References

Job 10:14

If I sin, then You would take note of me,
And would not acquit me of my guilt.

Daniel 12:2

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt.

2 Samuel 24:10

Now David’s heart troubled him after he had numbered the people. So David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done. But now, O Lord, please take away the iniquity of Your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.”

Job 3:13

“For now I would have lain down and been quiet;
I would have slept then, I would have been at rest,

Job 7:8

“The eye of him who sees me will behold me no longer;
Your eyes will be on me, but I will not be.

Job 10:9

‘Remember now, that You have made me as clay;
And would You turn me into dust again?

Job 13:23-24

How many are my iniquities and sins?
Make known to me my rebellion and my sin.

Job 17:14

If I call to the pit, ‘You are my father’;
To the worm, ‘my mother and my sister’;

Job 21:32-33

“While he is carried to the grave,
Men will keep watch over his tomb.

Psalm 37:36

Then he passed away, and lo, he was no more;
I sought for him, but he could not be found.

Psalm 103:15

As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.

Ecclesiastes 12:7

then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.

Isaiah 26:19

Your dead will live;
Their corpses will rise.
You who lie in the dust, awake and shout for joy,
For your dew is as the dew of the dawn,
And the earth will give birth to the departed spirits.

Isaiah 64:9

Do not be angry beyond measure, O Lord,
Nor remember iniquity forever;
Behold, look now, all of us are Your people.

Lamentations 3:42-44

We have transgressed and rebelled,
You have not pardoned.

Lamentations 5:20-22

Why do You forget us forever?
Why do You forsake us so long?

Hosea 14:2

Take words with you and return to the Lord.
Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity
And receive us graciously,
That we may present the fruit of our lips.

Micah 7:18-19

Who is a God like You, who pardons iniquity
And passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession?
He does not retain His anger forever,
Because He delights in unchanging love.

John 1:29

The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!

Titus 2:14

who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 3:5

You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin.

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