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Psalm 51 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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A Prayer for Restoration

For the choir director. A psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.

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Be gracious to me, God,

according to your faithful love;

according to your abundant compassion,

blot out my rebellion.

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Completely wash away my guilt

and cleanse me from my sin.

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For I am conscious of my rebellion,

and my sin is always before me.

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Against you ​— ​you alone ​— ​I have sinned

and done this evil in your sight.

So you are right when you pass sentence;

you are blameless when you judge.

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Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;

I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

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Surely you desire integrity in the inner self,

and you teach me wisdom deep within.

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Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;

wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

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Let me hear joy and gladness;

let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

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Turn your face away[fn] from my sins

and blot out all my guilt.

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God, create a clean heart for me

and renew a steadfast[fn] spirit within me.

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Do not banish me from your presence

or take your Holy Spirit from me.

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Restore the joy of your salvation to me,

and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit.

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Then I will teach the rebellious your ways,

and sinners will return to you.

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Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God —

God of my salvation —

and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

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Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare your praise.

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You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;

you are not pleased with a burnt offering.

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The sacrifice pleasing to God is[fn] a broken spirit.

You will not despise a broken and humbled heart, God.

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In your good pleasure, cause Zion to prosper;

build the walls of Jerusalem.

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Then you will delight in righteous sacrifices,

whole burnt offerings;

then bulls will be offered on your altar.

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