Psalm 51:1-10 LEB

For the [music] director. A psalm of David. When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

A Prayer of Repentance and Plea for Mercy

1 aBe gracious to me, O God, according to your loyal love. According to your abundant mercies, blot out my transgressions.

References for Psalms 51:1

    • DŽ 51:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first two verses of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by two
      2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and from my sin cleanse me.
      3 For {I myself know}b my transgressions,c and my sin [is] ever before me.

      References for Psalms 51:3

        • Dž 51:3 - Literally "I, I know"
        • dž 51:3 - Or "rebellions"
          4 Against you, only you, I have sinned and have done this evild in your eyes, so that you are correct when you speak, you are blameless when you judge.

          References for Psalms 51:4

            • LJ 51:4 - Hebrew "the evil"
              5 Behold, in iniquity I was born, and in sin my mother conceived me.
              6 Behold, you delight [in] truth in the inward parts, and in [the] hidden [parts] you make me to know wisdom.
              7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
              8 Make me hear joy and gladness; let [the] bones you have crushed rejoice.
              9 Hide your face from my sins, and all my iniquities blot out.
              10 Create a clean heart for me, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit {within me}.e

              References for Psalms 51:10

                • Lj 51:10 - Literally "in my inner parts"