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Psalm 51:1-10 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the choir director: A psalm of David, regarding the time Nathan the prophet came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I recognize my shameful deeds -- they haunt me day and night. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. 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 For I was born a sinner -- yes, from the moment my mother conceived me. 5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 But you desire honesty from the heart, so you can teach me to be wise in my inmost being. 6 Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
7 Purify me from my sins, 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 Oh, give me back my joy again; you have broken me -- now let me rejoice. 8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Don't keep looking at my sins. Remove the stain of my guilt. 9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. 10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.