Psalms 51:5-15

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.

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Psalms 51:5 in Other Translations

KJV
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
ESV
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
NLT
5 For I was born a sinner— yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
MSG
5 I've been out of step with you for a long time, in the wrong since before I was born.
CSB
5 Indeed, I was guilty [when I] was born; I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

Psalms 51:5-15 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 51:5-15 In-Context

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.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

Cross References 27

  • 1. S Leviticus 5:2; Job 14:4
  • 2. S Job 5:7
  • 3. Psalms 119:66; Psalms 143:10; Proverbs 2:6
  • 4. S Job 9:4; S Job 34:32; Psalms 15:2
  • 5. Isaiah 4:4; Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 13:1
  • 6. S Exodus 12:22; Leviticus 14:4; S Numbers 19:6; Hebrews 9:19
  • 7. Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 44:22
  • 8. Isaiah 35:10; Jeremiah 33:11; Joel 1:16
  • 9. S Exodus 12:46
  • 10. Jeremiah 16:17; Zechariah 4:10
  • 11. S 2 Samuel 12:13
  • 12. S Psalms 24:4; Psalms 78:37; Matthew 5:8; Acts 15:9
  • 13. Ezekiel 18:31; Ezekiel 36:26
  • 14. Psalms 27:9; Psalms 71:9; Psalms 138:8
  • 15. S Genesis 4:14; S Exodus 33:15
  • 16. Psalms 106:33; Isaiah 63:10; Ephesians 4:30
  • 17. S Job 33:26; Psalms 13:5
  • 18. Psalms 110:3
  • 19. S Psalms 18:35
  • 20. S Exodus 33:13; Acts 9:21-22
  • 21. S Psalms 1:1
  • 22. S Job 33:27; Psalms 22:27
  • 23. S Psalms 39:8
  • 24. S 2 Samuel 12:9
  • 25. Psalms 25:5; Psalms 68:20; Psalms 88:1
  • 26. S Psalms 5:8; Psalms 35:28; Psalms 71:15
  • 27. Exodus 4:15; Psalms 9:14
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