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Psalm 51 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the leader. A psalm of David, when Natan the prophet came to him after his affair with Bat-Sheva: God, in your grace, have mercy on me; in your great compassion, blot out my crimes. 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 from my guilt, and cleanse me from my sin. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my crimes, my sin confronts me all the time. 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 from your perspective; so that you are right in accusing me and justified in passing sentence. 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 True, I was born guilty, was a sinner from the moment my mother conceived me. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Still, you want truth in the inner person; so make me know wisdom in my inmost heart. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Sprinkle 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 the sound of joy and gladness, so that the bones you crushed can rejoice. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Turn away your face from my sins, and blot out all my crimes. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a clean heart, God; renew in me a resolute spirit. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Don't thrust me away from your presence, don't take your Ruach Kodesh away from me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore my joy in your salvation, and let a willing spirit uphold me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach the wicked your ways, and sinners will return to you. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 Rescue me from the guilt of shedding blood, God, God of my salvation! Then my tongue will sing about your righteousness 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Adonai, open my lips; then my mouth will praise you. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 For you don't want sacrifices, or I would give them; you don't take pleasure in burnt offerings. 16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice to God is a broken spirit; God, you won't spurn a broken, chastened heart. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 In your good pleasure, make Tziyon prosper; rebuild the walls of Yerushalayim. 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in righteous sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then they will offer bulls on your altar. 19 Then there will be righteous sacrifices, whole burnt offerings to delight you; then bulls will be offered on your altar.