12 But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.

Other Translations of Psalm 19:12

King James Version

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

English Standard Version

12 Who can discern his errors? Declare me innocent from hidden faults.

The Message

12 Otherwise how will we find our way? Or know when we play the fool?

New King James Version

12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.

New Living Translation

12 How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 19:12

Commentary on Psalm 19:11-14

(Read Psalm 19:11-14)

God's word warns the wicked not to go on in his wicked way, and warns the righteous not to turn from his good way. There is a reward, not only after keeping, but in keeping God's commandments. Religion makes our comforts sweet, and our crosses easy, life truly valuable, and death itself truly desirable. David not only desired to be pardoned and cleansed from the sins he had discovered and confessed, but from those he had forgotten or overlooked. All discoveries of sin made to us by the law, should drive us to the throne of grace, there to pray. His dependence was the same with that of every Christian who says, Surely in the Lord Jesus have I righteousness and strength. No prayer can be acceptable before God which is not offered in the strength of our Redeemer or Divine Kinsman, through Him who took our nature upon him, that he might redeem us unto God, and restore the long-lost inheritance. May our hearts be much affected with the excellence of the word of God; and much affected with the evil of sin, and the danger we are in of it, and the danger we are in by it.