PS 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.
PS 51:2 Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me,
PS 51:3 For my transgressions I do know, And my sin `is' before me continually.
PS 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.
PS 51:5 Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me.
PS 51:6 Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know.
PS 51:7 Thou cleansest me with hyssop and I am clean, Washest me, and than snow I am whiter.
PS 51:8 Thou causest me to hear joy and gladness, Thou makest joyful bones Thou hast bruised.
PS 51:9 Hide Thy face from my sin. And all mine iniquities blot out.
PS 51:10 A clean heart prepare for me, O God, And a right spirit renew within me.
PS 51:11 Cast me not forth from Thy presence, And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me.
PS 51:12 Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And a willing spirit doth sustain me.
PS 51:13 I teach transgressors Thy ways, And sinners unto Thee do return.
PS 51:14 Deliver me from blood, O God, God of my salvation, My tongue singeth of Thy righteousness.
PS 51:15 O Lord, my lips thou dost open, And my mouth declareth Thy praise.
PS 51:16 For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give `it', Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
PS 51:17 The sacrifices of God `are' a broken spirit, A heart broken and bruised, O God, Thou dost not despise.
PS 51:18 Do good in Thy good pleasure with Zion, Thou dost build the walls of Jerusalem.
PS 51:19 Then Thou desirest sacrifices of righteousness, Burnt-offering, and whole burnt-offering, Then they offer bullocks on thine altar!