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Psalm 51 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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A Contrite Sinner's Prayer for Pardon.

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
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Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
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For I know my transgressions;
And my sin is ever before me.
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Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
And done that which is evil in thy sight;
That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest,
And be clear when thou judgest.
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Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity;
And in sin did my mother conceive me.
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Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts;
And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.
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Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
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Make me to hear joy and gladness,
That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
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Hide thy face from my sins,
And blot out all mine iniquities.
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Create in me a clean heart, O God;
And renew a right spirit within me.
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Cast me not away from thy presence;
And take not thy holy Spirit from me.
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Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
And uphold me with a willing spirit.
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Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
And sinners shall be converted unto thee.
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Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation;
And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
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O Lord, open thou my lips;
And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
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For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it:
Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
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The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
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Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:
Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
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Then wilt thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness,
In burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering:
Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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