3 For I 3know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.

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    • a 51:3 - Or "I myself know"
      4 4Against You, You only, I have sinned And done what is 5evil in Your sight, So that 6You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge.

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        • b 51:4 - Or "may be in the right"
        • c 51:4 - Many mss read "in Your words"
        • d 51:4 - Lit "pure"
          5 Behold, I was 7brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

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          6 Behold, You desire 8truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will 9make me know wisdom.

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          7 Purify me 10with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be 11whiter than snow.

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            • f 51:7 - Or "May You purify...that I may be clean"
            • g 51:7 - Or "May You wash"
              8 Make me to hear 12joy and gladness, Let the 13bones which You have broken rejoice.

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                • h 51:8 - Or "May You make"
                  9 14Hide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities.

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                  10 15Create in me a 16clean heart, O God, And renew a 17steadfast spirit within me.

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                  11 18Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your 19Holy Spirit from me.

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                  12 Restore to me the 20joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a 21willing spirit.

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