1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your 2abundant mercy 3blot out my transgressions.
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4Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and 5cleanse me from my sin!
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6For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
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7Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil 8in your sight, 9so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.
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Behold, 10I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
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Behold, you delight in truth in 11the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
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Purge me 12with hyssop, and I shall be clean; 13wash me, and I shall be 14whiter than snow.
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Let me hear joy and gladness; 15let the bones 16that you have broken rejoice.
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17Hide your face from my sins, and 18blot out all my iniquities.
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19Create in me a 20clean heart, O God, and 21renew a right spirit within me.
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22Cast me not away from your presence, and take not 23your Holy Spirit from me.
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Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will 24return to you.
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Deliver me from 25bloodguiltiness, O God, O 26God of my salvation, and 27my tongue will sing aloud of your 28righteousness.
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O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
29For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
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The sacrifices of God are 30a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
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31Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; 32build up the walls of Jerusalem;
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then will you delight in 33right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and 34whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar.
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