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Psalm 51 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, And done that which is evil in thy sight; That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, And be clear when thou judgest. 4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are proved right when you speak and justified when you judge.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy Spirit from me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall be converted unto thee. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; [And] my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For thou delightest not in sacrifice; Else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: Build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then will thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, In burnt-offering and in whole burnt-offering: Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar. 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.