Psalm 51 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Have pity on me, O God, in your mercy; out of a full heart, take away my sin. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Let all my wrongdoing be washed away, and make me clean from evil. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I am conscious of my error; 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 done wrong, working that which is evil in your eyes; so that your words may be seen to be right, and you may be clear when you are judging. 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 Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Make me free from sin with hyssop: let me be washed 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 full of joy and rapture; so that the bones which have been broken may be glad. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Let your face be turned from my wrongdoing, and take away all my sins. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Make a clean heart in me, O God; give me a right spirit again. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not put me away from before you, or take your holy spirit from me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Give me back the joy of your salvation; let a free spirit be my support. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then will I make your ways clear to wrongdoers; and sinners will be turned to you. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Be my saviour from violent death, O God, the God of my salvation; and my tongue will give praise to 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, let my lips be open, so that my mouth may make clear your praise. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You have no desire for an offering or I would give it; you have no delight in burned offerings. 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The offerings of God are a broken spirit; a broken and sorrowing heart, O God, you will not put from you. 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, building up the walls of Jerusalem. 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will have delight in the offerings of righteousness, in burned offerings and offerings of beasts; then they will make offerings of oxen on your altar. 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.