Psalm 51:2

2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Read Psalm 51:2 Using Other Translations

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.

What does Psalm 51:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 51:2

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity
Which supposes defilement by sin, and that very great, and such as none can remove but the Lord himself; who, when he takes it in hand, does it effectually and thoroughly; see ( Ezekiel 36:25 ) . David's sin had long lain upon him, the faith of it had as it were eaten into him, and spread itself over him, and therefore he needed much washing: "wash me much", all over, and thoroughly:

and cleanse me from my sin:
which only the blood of Christ can do, ( 1 John 1:7 ) . The psalmist makes use of three words to express his sin by, in this verse ( Psalms 51:1 ) ; (evp) , which signifies "rebellion", as all sin has in it rebellion against God the lawgiver, and a contempt of his commandments; (Nwe) , "perverseness", "crookedness", sin being a going out of the plain way of God's righteous law; and (tajx) , "a missing the mark"; going besides it or not coming up to it: and these he makes rise of to set forth the malignity of sin, and the deep sense he had of the exceeding sinfulness of it; and these are the three words used by the Lord in ( Exodus 34:7 ) ; when he declares himself to be a sin forgiving God; so that David's sin came within the reach of pardoning mercy.

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