Wash away all my 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.
Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry.
Let all my wrongdoing be washed away, and make me clean from evil.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 tn Heb “Thoroughly wash me from my wrongdoing.”
2 sn In vv. 1b-2 the psalmist uses three different words to emphasize the multifaceted character and degree of his sin. Whatever one wants to call it (“rebellious acts,” “wrongdoing,” “sin”), he has done it and stands morally polluted in God’s sight. The same three words appear in Exod 34:7, which emphasizes that God is willing to forgive sin in all of its many dimensions. In v. 2 the psalmist compares forgiveness and restoration to physical cleansing. Perhaps he likens spiritual cleansing to the purification rites of priestly law.