Psalms 51:7-9

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.

Psalms 51:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
ESV
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
NLT
7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
MSG
7 Soak me in your laundry and I'll come out clean, scrub me and I'll have a snow-white life.
CSB
7 Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalms 51:7-9 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 51:7-9 In-Context

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.

Cross References 7

  • 1. Isaiah 4:4; Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 13:1
  • 2. S Exodus 12:22; Leviticus 14:4; S Numbers 19:6; Hebrews 9:19
  • 3. Isaiah 1:18; Isaiah 43:25; Isaiah 44:22
  • 4. Isaiah 35:10; Jeremiah 33:11; Joel 1:16
  • 5. S Exodus 12:46
  • 6. Jeremiah 16:17; Zechariah 4:10
  • 7. S 2 Samuel 12:13
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