Who can know all his errors? 1 Please do not punish me for sins I am unaware of. 2
Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults.
Otherwise how will we find our way? Or know when we play the fool?
Who has full knowledge of his errors? make me clean from secret evil.
But who can detect their errors? Clear me from hidden faults.
Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults .
Who can understand
thou me from secret
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all his errors
? Please do not punish
me for sins I am unaware of.
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1 tn Heb “Errors who can discern?” This rhetorical question makes the point that perfect moral discernment is impossible to achieve. Consequently it is inevitable that even those with good intentions will sin on occasion.
2 tn Heb “declare me innocent from hidden [things],” i.e., sins. In this context (see the preceding line) “hidden” sins are not sins committed in secret, but sins which are not recognized as such by the psalmist.