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Psalm 51 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Psa 51:1

For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when fnNathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

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Psa 51:2

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.

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Psa 51:3

For fnI know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.

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Psa 51:4

Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You fnare justified fnwhen You speak
And fnblameless when You judge.

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Psa 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

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Psa 51:6

Behold, You desire truth in the fninnermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

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Psa 51:7

fnPurify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
fnWash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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Psa 51:8

fnMake me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

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Psa 51:9

Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.

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Psa 51:10

Create fnin me a clean heart, O God,
And renew fna steadfast spirit within me.

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Psa 51:11

Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

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Psa 51:12

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.

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Psa 51:13

Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will fnbe converted to You.

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Psa 51:14

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

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Psa 51:15

O Lord, fnopen my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.

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Psa 51:16

For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.

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Psa 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

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Psa 51:18

By Your favor do good to Zion;
fnBuild the walls of Jerusalem.

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Psa 51:19

Then You will delight in fnrighteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then fnyoung bulls will be offered on Your altar.
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NASB Footnotes

2 Sam 12:1
Or, I myself know
Or, may be in the right
Many mss read in Your words
Literally: pure
Or, inward parts
Or, May You purify...that I may be clean
Or, May You wash
Or, May You make
Literally: for
Or, an upright
Or, turn back
Or, may You open
Or, May You build
Or, sacrifices of righteousness
Literally: they will offer young bulls

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