Psalm 51:2
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New International Version
Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

New Living Translation
Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.

English Standard Version
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

New American Standard Bible
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.

King James Bible
Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wash away my guilt and cleanse me from my sin.

International Standard Version
Wash me from my iniquity, cleanse me from my sin.

NET Bible
Wash away my wrongdoing! Cleanse me of my sin!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wash me completely from my evil, and purge me from my sins.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Wash me thoroughly from my guilt, and cleanse me from my sin.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

King James 2000 Bible
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

American King James Version
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

American Standard Version
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Darby Bible Translation
Wash me fully from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

English Revised Version
Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

World English Bible
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin.

Young's Literal Translation
Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

51:1-6 David, being convinced of his sin, poured out his soul to God in prayer for mercy and grace. Whither should backsliding children return, but to the Lord their God, who alone can heal them? he drew up, by Divine teaching, an account of the workings of his heart toward God. Those that truly repent of their sins, will not be ashamed to own their repentance. Also, he instructs others what to do, and what to say. David had not only done much, but suffered much in the cause of God; yet he flees to God's infinite mercy, and depends upon that alone for pardon and peace. He begs the pardon of sin. The blood of Christ, sprinkled upon the conscience, blots out the transgression, and, having reconciled us to God, reconciles us to ourselves. The believer longs to have the whole debt of his sins blotted out, and every stain cleansed; he would be thoroughly washed from all his sins; but the hypocrite always has some secret reserve, and would have some favorite lust spared. David had such a deep sense of his sin, that he was continually thinking of it, with sorrow and shame. His sin was committed against God, whose truth we deny by wilful sin; with him we deal deceitfully. And the truly penitent will ever trace back the streams of actual sin to the fountain of original depravity. He confesses his original corruption. This is that foolishness which is bound in the heart of a child, that proneness to evil, and that backwardness to good, which is the burden of the regenerate, and the ruin of the unregenerate. He is encouraged, in his repentance, to hope that God would graciously accept him. Thou desirest truth in the inward part; to this God looks, in a returning sinner. Where there is truth, God will give wisdom. Those who sincerely endeavour to do their duty shall be taught their duty; but they will expect good only from Divine grace overcoming their corrupt nature.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Wash me throughly from mine iniquity. Wash me, as a fuller washes a fouled garment (πλῦνον, LXX., not υίψον), not as a man washes his skin. And cleanse me from my sin. "Transgressions," "iniquity," "sin," cover every form of moral evil, and, united together, imply the deepest guilt (comp. vers. 3, 5, 9, 14).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,.... Which supposes defilement by sin, and that very great, and such as none can remove but the Lord himself; who, when he takes it in hand, does it effectually and thoroughly; see Ezekiel 36:25. David's sin had long lain upon him, the faith of it had as it were eaten into him, and spread itself over him, and therefore he needed much washing: "wash me much", all over, and thoroughly:

and cleanse me from my sin: which only the blood of Christ can do, 1 John 1:7. The psalmist makes use of three words to express his sin by, in this verse Psalm 51:1; which signifies "rebellion", as all sin has in it rebellion against God the lawgiver, and a contempt of his commandments; "perverseness", "crookedness", sin being a going out of the plain way of God's righteous law; and "a missing the mark"; going besides it or not coming up to it: and these he makes rise of to set forth the malignity of sin, and the deep sense he had of the exceeding sinfulness of it; and these are the three words used by the Lord in Exodus 34:7; when he declares himself to be a sin forgiving God; so that David's sin came within the reach of pardoning mercy.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. Wash me—Purity as well as pardon is desired by true penitents.

Psalm 51:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
1For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan 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. 2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. 3For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.…
Cross References
John 13:8
"No," said Peter, "you shall never wash my feet." Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with me."

Acts 22:16
And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.'

Hebrews 9:14
How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

1 John 1:7
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Revelation 1:5
and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,

Leviticus 16:30
because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins.

Psalm 19:12
But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults.

Psalm 51:7
Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Isaiah 1:16
Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong.

Isaiah 4:4
The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.

Jeremiah 4:14
Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts?

Jeremiah 33:8
I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against me.

Ezekiel 36:33
"'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt.

Zechariah 13:1
"On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.
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Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Wash

Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall …

Ezekiel 36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean: …

Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David …

1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but you are washed, but you are sanctified, …

Hebrews 9:13,14 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer …

Hebrews 10:21,22 And having an high priest over the house of God…

1 John 1:7-9 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship …

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

Revelation 7:14 And I said to him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they …

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Psalm 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall …

Psalm 19:12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse you me from secret faults.

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