Psalm 51:1-10 CSB

A Prayer for Restoration

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.

1 Be gracious to me, God, according to Your faithful love; according to Your abundant compassion, blot out my rebellion.

References for Psalms 51:1

      2 Wash away my guilt, and cleanse me from my sin.
      3 For I am conscious of my rebellion, and my sin is always before me.
      4 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.a

      References for Psalms 51:4

          5 Indeed, I was guilty [when I] was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.
          6 Surely You desire integrity in the inner self, and You teach me wisdom deep within.
          7 Purify me with hyssop,b and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

          References for Psalms 51:7

            • c 51:7 - Lv 14:4,49; Nm 19:18
              8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
              9 Turn Your face awayc from my sins and blot out all my guilt.

              References for Psalms 51:9

                • d 51:9 - Lit Hide Your face
                  10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfastd spirit within me.

                  References for Psalms 51:10