Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth.

New American Standard Bible

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

King James Version

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Holman Bible

Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;
I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

International Standard Version

Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me.

A Conservative Version

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.

American Standard Version

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me.

Amplified


I was brought forth in [a state of] wickedness;
In sin my mother conceived me [and from my beginning I, too, was sinful].

Darby Translation

Behold, in iniquity was I brought forth, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, I was born in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

King James 2000

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Behold, in iniquity I was born, and in sin my mother conceived me.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold, I was born in wickedness, and in sin hath my mother conceived me.

NET Bible

Look, I was guilty of sin from birth, a sinner the moment my mother conceived me.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity. In sin my mother conceived me.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! in iniquity, was I brought forth, And, in sin, did my mother conceive me.

Webster

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

World English Bible

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity. In sin my mother conceived me.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me.

References

Images Psalm 51:5

Context Readings

Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God

4 Against you, you only, have I done wrong, working that which is evil in your eyes; so that your words may be seen to be right, and you may be clear when you are judging. 5 Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth. 6 Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom.


Cross References

Job 14:4

If only a clean thing might come out of an unclean! But it is not possible.

Psalm 58:3

The evil-doers are strange from the first; from the hour of their birth they go out of the true way, saying false words.

Romans 5:12

For this reason, as through one man sin came into the world, and death because of sin, and so death came to all men, because all have done evil:

Ephesians 2:3

Among whom we all at one time were living in the pleasures of our flesh, giving way to the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and the punishment of God was waiting for us even as for the rest.

Genesis 5:3

Adam had been living for a hundred and thirty years when he had a son like himself, after his image, and gave him the name of Seth:

Genesis 8:21

And when the sweet smell came up to the Lord, he said in his heart, I will not again put a curse on the earth because of man, for the thoughts of man's heart are evil from his earliest days; never again will I send destruction on all living things as I have done.

Job 15:14-16

What is man, that he may be clean? and how may the son of woman be upright?

John 3:6

That which has birth from the flesh is flesh, and that which has birth from the Spirit is spirit.

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