Psalms 51:2-12

2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

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Psalms 51:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
ESV
2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!
NLT
2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.
MSG
2 Scrub away my guilt, soak out my sins in your laundry.
CSB
2 Wash away my guilt, and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalms 51:2-12 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 51:2-12 In-Context

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 my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise.

Cross References 25

  • 1. S Ruth 3:3; Jeremiah 2:22; Jeremiah 13:27; Acts 22:16; 1 John 1:9
  • 2. Proverbs 20:30; Isaiah 4:4; Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 13:1; Matthew 23:25-26; Hebrews 9:14
  • 3. Isaiah 59:12
  • 4. S 1 Samuel 15:24
  • 5. S Genesis 20:6; Luke 15:21
  • 6. Romans 3:4*
  • 7. S Leviticus 5:2; Job 14:4
  • 8. S Job 5:7
  • 9. Psalms 119:66; Psalms 143:10; Proverbs 2:6
  • 10. S Job 9:4; S Job 34:32; Psalms 15:2
  • 11. Isaiah 4:4; Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 13:1
  • 12. S Exodus 12:22; Leviticus 14:4; S Numbers 19:6; Hebrews 9:19
  • 13. Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 44:22
  • 14. Isaiah 35:10; Jeremiah 33:11; Joel 1:16
  • 15. S Exodus 12:46
  • 16. Jeremiah 16:17; Zechariah 4:10
  • 17. S 2 Samuel 12:13
  • 18. S Psalms 24:4; Psalms 78:37; Matthew 5:8; Acts 15:9
  • 19. Ezekiel 18:31; Ezekiel 36:26
  • 20. Psalms 27:9; Psalms 71:9; Psalms 138:8
  • 21. S Genesis 4:14; S Exodus 33:15
  • 22. Psalms 106:33; Isaiah 63:10; Ephesians 4:30
  • 23. S Job 33:26; Psalms 13:5
  • 24. Psalms 110:3
  • 25. S Psalms 18:35
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