Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Iniquities prevail against me;
As for our transgressions, You forgive them.

King James Version

Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

Holman Bible

Iniquities overwhelm me;
only You can atone for our rebellions.

International Standard Version

My acts of iniquity they overwhelm me! Our transgressions you blot them out!

A Conservative Version

Iniquities prevail against me. As for our transgressions, thou will forgive them.

American Standard Version

Iniquities prevail against me: As for our transgressions, thou wilt forgive them.


Wickedness and guilt prevail against me;
Yet as for our transgressions,
You forgive them [removing them from Your sight].

Bible in Basic English

Evils have overcome us: but as for our sins, you will take them away.

Darby Translation

Iniquities have prevailed against me: our transgressions, thou wilt forgive them.

Julia Smith Translation

The words of iniquities were strong above me: our transgressions thou wilt cover them.

King James 2000

Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, you shall purge them away.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Iniquities prevail over me. As for our transgressions, you will {forgive} them.

Modern King James verseion

Things of iniquity are mightier than I; as for our transgressions, You shall purge them away.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Our misdeeds prevail against us; O be thou merciful unto our sins.

NET Bible

Our record of sins overwhelms me, but you forgive our acts of rebellion.

New Heart English Bible

Sins overwhelmed me, but you atoned for our transgressions.

The Emphasized Bible

Iniquitous things, have been too strong for me, As for our transgressions, wilt, thou, by propitiation remove them.


Iniquities prevail against me: as for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away.

World English Bible

Sins overwhelmed me, but you atoned for our transgressions.

Youngs Literal Translation

Matters of iniquities were mightier than I, Our transgressions -- Thou dost cover them.

Context Readings

God's Care For The Earth

2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 3 Iniquities prevail against me;
As for our transgressions, You forgive them.
4 Blessed is the man whom thou dost choose and cause to approach unto thee that he may dwell in thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house even of thy holy temple.

Cross References

Psalm 38:4

For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psalm 79:9

Help us, O God, our saving health, for the honor of thy name and deliver us and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

Psalm 40:12

For innumerable evils have compassed me about; my iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to see; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me.

Isaiah 6:7

And he laid it upon my mouth and said, Behold, this has touched thy lips; and it shall take away thy guilt, and thy sin shall be cleansed.

Hebrews 9:14

how much more shall the blood of the Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from the works of death to serve the living God?

2 Samuel 12:7-13

Then Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus hath said the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul,

Psalm 51:2-3

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalm 51:7

Remove the sin in me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Isaiah 1:18-19

Then come, shall the LORD say, and we shall be even; if your sins were as scarlet, they shall be made as white as snow; if they were red like crimson, they shall become as wool.

Micah 7:8-9

Do not rejoice against me, O my enemy; for if I have fallen, I shall arise; if I sit in darkness, the LORD is my light.

Zechariah 13:1

In that time there shall be an open fountain for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem against sin and against uncleanness.

John 1:29

The next day John saw Jesus coming unto him and said, Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.

Romans 7:23-25

but I see another law in my members which rebels against the law of my mind, bringing captive unto the law of sin which is in my members.

Galatians 5:17

For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other, so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

1 John 1:7-9

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have communion with him in the midst of us, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son cleanses us from all sin.

Revelation 1:5

and from Jesus, the Christ, who is the faithful witness and the first begotten of the dead and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us and washed us from our sins with his own blood

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