Psalm 51 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy 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 my 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 you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in 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 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, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Purge 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 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my 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 your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your 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 I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will return to you. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your 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 my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a 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, you will 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 to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem; 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 then will you delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on your altar. 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.