Psalm 51:1-11 NLT

1 For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Nathan the prophet came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 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 shameful deeds -- they haunt 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.
5 For I was born a sinner -- yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
6 But you desire honesty from the heart, so you can teach me to be wise in my inmost being.
7 Purify me from my sins, a and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

References for Psalms 51:7

    • ˆ 51:7 - Hebrew <I>Purify me with the hyssop branch.</I>
      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 right spirit within me.
      11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me.