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Psalms 51:1-19

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. 51  Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2  Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin. 3  For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me. 4  Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, And done that which is evil in thy sight; That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest, And be clear when thou judgest. 5  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me. 6  Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom. 7  Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8  Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9  Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities. 10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me. 11  Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy Spirit from me. 12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit. 13  Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15  O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise. 16  For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. 17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 18  Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: Build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19  Then will thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, In burnt-offering and in whole burnt-offering: Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

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