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Psalms 51

Psalms 51:1  
Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.

Psalms 51:2  
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin.

Psalms 51:3  
For I know my transgressions. My sin is constantly before me.

Psalms 51:4  
Against you, and you only, I have sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight, so you may be proved right when you speak, and justified when you judge.

Psalms 51:5  
Behold, I was born in iniquity. My mother conceived me in sin.

Psalms 51:6  
Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts. You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

Psalms 51:7  
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalms 51:8  
Let me hear joy and gladness, that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.

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

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

Psalms 51:11  
Don’t throw me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

Psalms 51:12  
Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit.

Psalms 51:13  
Then I will teach transgressors your ways. Sinners will be converted to you.

Psalms 51:14  
Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation. My tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

Psalms 51:15  
Lord, open my lips. My mouth will declare your praise.

Psalms 51:16  
For you don’t delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering.

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

Psalms 51:18  
Do well in your good pleasure to Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalms 51:19  
Then you will delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt offerings and in whole burnt offerings. Then they will offer bulls on your altar.


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