I have read an Islamic quote that I like very much: "All praise is due to Allah; all the mistakes have been mine."

Can anyone think of a Jewish source that expresses a similar concept?

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    Down votes without reasons . . . great.
    – Mike
    Feb 16, 2014 at 18:17
  • Mike, re "Down votes without reasons", see meta.judaism.stackexchange.com/a/146, especially: "down-voting is simply that the reader did not find the answer 'useful' - this doesn't necessarily indicate a problem that needs to be stated in a comment". The down-arrow on questions, too, has "not useful" as a reason in the tooltip. I can see why people would say that about this Q (though I didn't vote on it myself): it states no use for the info it seeks except comparative religion ("Islamic quote") and your own personal preference ("I like"), and people probably don't find those two useful.
    – msh210
    Feb 17, 2014 at 7:08
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    I understood that Mike was asking for a Torah source for a nice concept that he had read so that he could "like" and quote the Torah source instead of a non-Torah source, and thus the question is very useful and lovable, and should be upvoted wholeheartedly!
    – user4523
    Feb 17, 2014 at 11:14
  • @msh210 I think I understand.
    – Mike
    Feb 18, 2014 at 2:44

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The posuk in Nechemiah 9:33 says the same thing:

וְאַתָּה צַדִּיק עַל כָּל-הַבָּא עָלֵינוּ: כִּי-אֱמֶת עָשִׂיתָ וַאֲנַחְנוּ הִרְשָׁעְנוּ.‏

"You are just in all that has come upon us; for You have dealt truly and we have done wickedly."

Also Pharaoh proclaimed in Shemos 9:27:

ה' הַצַּדִּיק וַאֲנִי וְעַמִּי הָרְשָׁעִים.‏

"The Lord is the righteous One, and I and my people are the guilty ones."

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    Pharoah was expressing a specific admission of guilt; not saying that all mistakes ever are from him
    – Michoel
    Feb 16, 2014 at 20:51
  • @Michoel, true. "All the mistakes" can mean a specific set of mistakes, too, though. (As opposed to "all mistakes", which can't easily.)
    – msh210
    Feb 17, 2014 at 7:10

"The Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice; a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, righteous and just is He. Is corruption His? No; His children's is the blemish" - Deuteronomy 32:4

  • Where did you get this translation from? Is it your own?
    – mevaqesh
    Oct 16, 2017 at 18:15

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