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Psalms 51:1 ←
To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David. When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba. Have pity on me, O God, in your mercy; out of a full heart, take away my sin.
Psalms 51:2 ←
Let all my wrongdoing be washed away, and make me clean from evil.
Psalms 51:3 ←
For I am conscious of my error; my sin is ever before me.
Psalms 51:4 ←
Against you, you only, have I done wrong, working that which is evil in your eyes; so that your words may be seen to be right, and you may be clear when you are judging.
Psalms 51:5 ←
Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth.
Psalms 51:6 ←
Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom.
Psalms 51:7 ←
Make me free from sin with hyssop: let me be washed whiter than snow.
Psalms 51:8 ←
Make me full of joy and rapture; so that the bones which have been broken may be glad.
Psalms 51:9 ←
Let your face be turned from my wrongdoing, and take away all my sins.
Psalms 51:10 ←
Make a clean heart in me, O God; give me a right spirit again.
Psalms 51:11 ←
Do not put me away from before you, or take your holy spirit from me.
Psalms 51:12 ←
Give me back the joy of your salvation; let a free spirit be my support.
Psalms 51:13 ←
Then will I make your ways clear to wrongdoers; and sinners will be turned to you.
Psalms 51:14 ←
Be my saviour from violent death, O God, the God of my salvation; and my tongue will give praise to your righteousness.
Psalms 51:15 ←
O Lord, let my lips be open, so that my mouth may make clear your praise.
Psalms 51:16 ←
You have no desire for an offering or I would give it; you have no delight in burned offerings.
Psalms 51:17 ←
The offerings of God are a broken spirit; a broken and sorrowing heart, O God, you will not put from you.
Psalms 51:18 ←
Do good to Zion in your good pleasure, building up the walls of Jerusalem.
Psalms 51:19 ←
Then you will have delight in the offerings of righteousness, in burned offerings and offerings of beasts; then they will make offerings of oxen on your altar.