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Psalm 51 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God, show me your favor in keeping with your faithful love. Because your love is so tender and kind, wipe out my lawless acts. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all of the evil things I've done. Make me pure from my sin. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 I know the lawless acts I've committed. I can't forget my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 You are the one I've really sinned against. I've done what is evil in your sight. So you are right when you sentence me. You are fair when you judge me. 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 I know I've been a sinner ever since I was born. I've been a sinner ever since my mother became pregnant with me. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 I know that you want truth to be in my heart. You teach me wisdom deep down inside me. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Make me pure by sprinkling me with hyssop plant. Then I will be clean. Wash me. Then 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 you say, "Your sins are forgiven." That will bring me joy and gladness. Let the body you have broken be glad. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Take away all of my sins. Wipe away all of the evil things I've done. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 God, create a pure heart in me. Give me a new spirit that is faithful to you. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Don't send me away from you. Don't take your Holy Spirit away from me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Give me back the joy that comes from being saved by you. Give me a spirit that obeys you. That will keep me going. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach your ways to those who commit lawless acts. And sinners will turn back to you. 13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, and sinners will turn back to you.
14 You are the God who saves me. I have committed murder. Take away my guilt. Then my tongue will sing about how right you are no matter what you do. 14 Save me from bloodguilt, O God, the God who saves me, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Lord, open my lips so that I can speak. Then my mouth will praise you. 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You don't take delight in sacrifice. If you did, I would bring it. 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 The greatest sacrifice you want is a broken spirit. God, you will gladly accept a heart that is broken because of sadness over sin. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18 May you be pleased to give Zion success. Build up the walls of Jerusalem. 18 In your good pleasure make Zion prosper; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then holy sacrifices will be offered in the right way. Whole burnt offerings will bring delight to you. And 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.