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

1 aHave mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

Read Psalm 51:1 Using Other Translations

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.