Cleanse1 me with hyssop,2 and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.38
Let me hear joy and gladness;4 let the bones5 you have crushed rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins6 and blot out7 all my iniquity.
Create in me a pure heart,8 O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.911
Do not cast me10 from your presence11 or take your Holy Spirit12 from me.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation13 and grant me a willing spirit,14 to sustain me.1513
Then I will teach transgressors your ways,16 and sinners17 will turn back to you.1814
Save me19 from bloodguilt,20 O God, the God who saves me,21 and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.2215
O Lord, open my lips,23 and my mouth will declare your praise.
You do not delight in sacrifice,24 or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
The sacrifices25 of God area a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart,26 O God, you will not despise.