Psalm 51 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion 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, I have sinned And done what is evil in Your sight, So that You are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge. 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 my mother conceived me. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me 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, Let the bones which 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 steadfast spirit within me. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take 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 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 transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully 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 O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with 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 a 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 By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem. 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young 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.