Psalm 51:1-10 NLT

1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.
2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.
3 For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night.
4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just.a

References for Psalms 51:4

    • 51:4 - Greek version reads and you will win your case in court. Compare Rom 3:4 .
      5 For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
      6 But you desire honesty from the womb,b teaching me wisdom even there.

      References for Psalms 51:6

        • 51:6 - Or from the heart; Hebrew reads in the inward parts.
          7 Purify me from my sins,c and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

          References for Psalms 51:7

            • 51:7 - Hebrew Purify me with the hyssop branch.
              8 Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me— now let me rejoice.
              9 Don’t keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt.
              10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.