Psalm 51 NRS/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 alone, have I sinned, and done what is evil in your sight, so that you are justified in your sentence and blameless when you pass 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 Indeed, I was born guilty, a sinner when my mother conceived me. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 You desire truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my 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 crushed 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 put a new and right 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 in me 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 bloodshed, O God, O God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance. 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 have no delight in sacrifice; if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased. 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is 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; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 then you will 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.