For I will declare mine iniquity
Either to men, to ease his mind, justify God in his proceedings with him, and for their caution and admonition: or rather to God, against whom he had sinned, and who only could pardon him; with a view to which he was determined to make a free and open confession of it before him:
I will be sorry for my sin,
or "careful" F16 about it; that is, how he committed it for the future: true repentance for sin produces a carefulness to abstain from all appearance of it; see ( 2 Corinthians 7:10 2 Corinthians 7:11 ) .
F16 (gada) "solicitus ero", Montanus; so Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Gejerus, Michaelis, Ainsworth.