Have pity on me, O God, in keeping with your mercy. In keeping with your unlimited compassion, wipe out my rebellious acts.
Wash me thoroughly from my guilt, and cleanse me from my sin.
I admit that I am rebellious. My sin is always in front of me.
I have sinned against you, especially you. I have done what you consider evil. So you hand down justice when you speak, and you are blameless when you judge.
Indeed, I was born guilty. I was a sinner when my mother conceived me.
Yet, you desire truth and sincerity. Deep down inside me you teach me wisdom.
Purify me from sin with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Let me hear [sounds of] joy and gladness. Let the bones that you have broken dance.
Hide your face from my sins, and wipe out all that I have done wrong.
Create a clean heart in me, O God, and renew a faithful spirit within me.