Psalm 51 TNIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba."

1 Have mercy1 on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;2 according to your great compassion3 blot out4 my transgressions.5

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2 Wash away6 all my iniquity and cleanse7 me from my sin.

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3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.8

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4 Against you, you only, have I sinned9 and done what is evil in your sight;10 so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.11

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5 Surely I was sinful12 at birth,13 sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

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6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom14 in that secret place.15

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7 Cleanse16 me with hyssop,17 and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.18

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8 Let me hear joy and gladness;19 let the bones20 you have crushed rejoice.

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9 Hide your face from my sins21 and blot out22 all my iniquity.

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10 Create in me a pure heart,23 O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.24

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11 Do not cast me25 from your presence26 or take your Holy Spirit27 from me.

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12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation28 and grant me a willing spirit,29 to sustain me.30

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13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,31 and sinners32 will turn back to you.33

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14 Deliver me34 from bloodguilt,35 O God, you who are God my Savior,36 and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.37

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15 Open my lips, Lord,38 and my mouth will declare your praise.

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16 You do not delight in sacrifice,39 or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

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17 My sacrifice,40 O God, isa a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart41 you, God, will not despise.

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    • a 51:17 - Or "The sacrifices of God are"
      18 May it please you to prosper Zion,42 to build up the walls of Jerusalem.43

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      19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,44 in burnt offerings45 offered whole; then bulls46 will be offered on your altar.

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