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Psalm 51 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Have mercy on me, God, according to your faithful love! Wipe away my wrongdoings according to your great compassion! 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me completely clean of my guilt; purify me from my sin! 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 Because I know my wrongdoings, my sin is always right in front of me. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 I've sinned against you—you alone. I've committed evil in your sight. That's why you are justified when you render your verdict, completely correct when you issue your judgment. 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 Yes, I was born in guilt, in sin, from the moment my mother conceived me. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 And yes, you want truth in the most hidden places; you teach me wisdom in the most secret space. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Purify me with hyssop and I will be clean; wash me and I will be whiter than snow. 7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and celebration again; let the bones you crushed rejoice once more. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins; wipe away all my guilty deeds! 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create a clean heart for me, God; put a new, faithful spirit deep inside me! 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Please don't throw me out of your presence; please don't take your holy spirit away from me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Return the joy of your salvation to me and sustain 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 I will teach wrongdoers your ways, and sinners will come back to you. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from violence, God, God of my salvation, so that my tongue can sing of your righteousness. 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will proclaim your praise. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You don't want sacrifices. If I gave an entirely burned offering, you wouldn't be pleased. 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 A broken spirit is my sacrifice, God. You won't despise a heart, God, that is broken and crushed. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 Do good things for Zion by your favor. Rebuild Jerusalem's walls. 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will again want sacrifices of righteousness— entirely burned offerings and complete offerings. Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar. 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.