Psalm 38:18

18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.

Read Psalm 38:18 Using Other Translations

For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.
But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done.

What does Psalm 38:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 38:18

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.
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