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Psalm 51 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Have mercy on me,[fn] O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:2 - Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:3 - For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:4 - Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:5 - Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:6 - Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:7 - Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 - Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:9 - Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:10 - Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right[fn] spirit within me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:11 - Cast me not away from your presence,
and take not your Holy Spirit from me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:12 - Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and uphold me with a willing spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:13 - Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:14 - Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:15 - O Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth will declare your praise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:16 - For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:17 - The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:18 - Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;
build up the walls of Jerusalem;

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:19 - then will you delight in right sacrifices,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.
ESV Footnotes
Or Be gracious to me
Or steadfast

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