Psalms 103:10

10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

Psalms 103:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
ESV
10 He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
NLT
10 He does not punish us for all our sins; he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
MSG
10 He doesn't treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs.
CSB
10 He has not dealt with us as our sins deserve or repaid us according to our offenses.

Psalms 103:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 103:10

He hath not dealt with us after our sins
God deals with his people, and deals with them roundly, for their sins, reproving them by his Spirit, and by his ministers, and by his chastising rod; but not after or according to them, or as they deserve; in this David acknowledges himself and other saints, with whom he joins, to be sinners, to have been guilty of sins, as none live without them; and that God had taken notice of them, and chastised them for them; but in great moderation, and not according to the due demerit of them:

nor rewarded us according to our iniquities;
had he, if every transgression had received its just recompence of reward, they must have been sent to hell; the lake burning with fire and brimstone must have been their portion; the wages of sin is eternal death: the reason why God deals not with nor rewards his people according to the due desert of their sins is because Christ has bore them, and the chastisement of them, and made satisfaction to divine justice for them; see ( Ezra 9:13 ) .

Psalms 103:10 In-Context

8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Ezra 9:13; Romans 6:23