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Psalms 51

Psalms 51:1  
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Psalms 51:2  
Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalms 51:3  
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Psalms 51:4  
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Psalms 51:5  
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalms 51:6  
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Psalms 51:7  
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalms 51:8  
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Psalms 51:9  
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Psalms 51:10  
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalms 51:11  
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

Psalms 51:12  
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalms 51:13  
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psalms 51:14  
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

Psalms 51:15  
O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

Psalms 51:16  
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

Psalms 51:17  
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalms 51:18  
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalms 51:19  
Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.


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