Psalms 51

 1    Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

 2   Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
 3   For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.

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

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

 7   Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
 8   Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.

 9   Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
 10   Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

 11   Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
 12   Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit.

 13   [Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
 14   Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: [and] my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

 15   O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
 16   For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

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

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