|<< Psalm 51 >>|
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Show mercy upon me, oh God, according to your kindness, and according to the multitude of your mercies, blot out my sins!
2Wash me completely from my evil, and purge me from my sins.
3Because I know my crimes and my sins are always in front of me.
4To you alone I have sinned and have committed wickedness before you, because you shall be just in your word and you shall conquer in your judgment.
5Because in evil I was formed in the womb and in sin my mother conceived me.
6But you have desired the truth and you have shown me the hidden things of your wisdom.
7Sprinkle me with hyssop and I am pure; wash me in it and I shall be whiter than snow.
8Satisfy me in your sweetness and your joy and my humble bones will rejoice.
9Turn your face from my sins and erase all of my crimes.
10Create in me a pure heart, oh, God, and renew your right Spirit within me.
11Do not cast me out from before you and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
12But return your sweetness to me and your salvation and your glorious Spirit will hold me.
13For I shall teach the evil your road and sinners will turn to you.
14Save me from blood, my God, God of my salvation, and my tongue will praise your righteousness!
15Lord Jehovah, open my lips for me, and my mouth will sing your glory.
16Because you have not desired sacrifices, neither have you chosen burnt offerings.
17The sacrifices of God are a humble spirit; God does not reject a broken heart.
18Do good in your pleasure to Zion and build the walls of Jerusalem.
19Then you will be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness and with burnt offerings; then they will offer bulls upon your altar.