Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion.
Wash away my guilt, and cleanse me from my sin.
For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me.
Against You-You alone-I have sinned and done this evil in Your sight. So You are right when You pass sentence; You are blameless when You judge.a5
Indeed, I was guilty [when I] was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.
Surely You desire integrity in the inner self, and You teach me wisdom deep within.
Purify me with hyssop,b and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
Turn Your face awayc from my sins and blot out all my guilt.
God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfastd spirit within me.