Psalms 106:6

6 We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.

Psalms 106:6 in Other Translations

6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.
6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
6 Like our ancestors, we have sinned. We have done wrong! We have acted wickedly!
6 We've sinned a lot, both we and our parents; We've fallen short, hurt a lot of people.
6 Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have gone astray and have acted wickedly.

Psalms 106:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 106:6

We have sinned with our fathers
Sinned in their first father Adam; derived a corrupt nature from their immediate ancestors; sinned after the similitude of their transgressions; sinned after their example, in like manner as they did; guilty of the same gross enormities as they were: though sufficiently warned by the words of the prophets, and by punishments inflicted, they continued their sins, a constant series and course of them, and filled up the measure of their iniquities; they rose up in their stead an increase of sinful men, to augment the fierce anger of God, ( Numbers 32:14 ) . And this the psalmist, in the name of the people of Israel, confesses, as it was his and their duty and interest so to do, ( Leviticus 26:40 ) , and as we find it was usual with Old Testament saints, ( Jeremiah 3:25 ) ( 14:20 ) ( Daniel 9:8 ) .

We have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly;
this heap of words is used to denote not only the multitude of their sins, but the aggravated circumstances of them; that they had committed all manner of sins, not sins of ignorance, frailty, and infirmity only; but presumptuous sins, sins against light and knowledge, grace and mercy; sins against both tables of the law, against God and their neighbour; and these attended with many aggravations: all which a sensible sinner is ready to make a frank and ingenuous confession of, and forsake; and such an one finds mercy with a God pardoning iniquity, transgression, and sin: this form of confession is followed by Solomon and Daniel, ( 1 Kings 8:47 ) ( Daniel 9:5 ) .

Psalms 106:6 In-Context

4 Remember me, LORD, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them,
5 that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise.
6 We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.
7 When our ancestors were in Egypt, they gave no thought to your miracles; they did not remember your many kindnesses, and they rebelled by the sea, the Red Sea.
8 Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, to make his mighty power known.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 1 Kings 8:47; S Romans 3:9; Daniel 9:5
  • 2. S 2 Chronicles 30:7
  • 3. Nehemiah 1:7
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