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1 {To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.} Be gracious unto me, O God, according to thy loving-kindness; according to the abundance of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me fully from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions, and my sin is continually before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done what is evil in thy sight; that thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, in iniquity was I brought forth, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou wilt have truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden [part] thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

References for Psalms 51:6

    • a 51:6 - Lit. 'desirest,' 'takest delight in.'
      7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
      8 Make me to hear gladness and joy; [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 steadfast spirit within me.

      References for Psalms 51:10

          11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not the spirit of thy holiness from me.
          12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and let a willing spirit sustain me.

          References for Psalms 51:12

            • c 51:12 - Or 'uphold me with a willing spirit.'
              13 I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners shall return unto thee.
              14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
              15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
              16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure 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 the walls of Jerusalem.
              19 Then shalt thou have sacrifices of righteousness, burnt-offering, and whole burnt-offering; then shall they offer up bullocks upon thine altar.

              References for Psalms 51:19

                • d 51:19 - Or 'take delight in:' see vers. 6,16.