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Psalm 51 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:1 - To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David, in the coming inn unto him of Nathan the prophet, when he hath gone in unto Bath-Sheba. Favour me, O God, according to Thy kindness, According to the abundance of Thy mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:2 - Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:3 - For my transgressions I do know, And my sin is before me continually.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:4 - Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done the evil thing in Thine eyes, So that Thou art righteous in Thy words, Thou art pure in Thy judging.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:5 - Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:6 - Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:7 - Thou cleansest me with hyssop and I am clean, Washest me, and than snow I am whiter.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:8 - Thou causest me to hear joy and gladness, Thou makest joyful bones Thou hast bruised.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:9 - Hide Thy face from my sin. And all mine iniquities blot out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:10 - A clean heart prepare for me, O God, And a right spirit renew within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:11 - Cast me not forth from Thy presence, And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:12 - Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And a willing spirit doth sustain me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:13 - I teach transgressors Thy ways, And sinners unto Thee do return.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:14 - Deliver me from blood, O God, God of my salvation, My tongue singeth of Thy righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:15 - O Lord, my lips thou dost open, And my mouth declareth Thy praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:16 - For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give it, Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:17 - The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A heart broken and bruised, O God, Thou dost not despise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:18 - Do good in Thy good pleasure with Zion, Thou dost build the walls of Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 51:19 - Then Thou desirest sacrifices of righteousness, Burnt-offering, and whole burnt-offering, Then they offer bullocks on thine altar!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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