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

New Living Translation
Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

English Standard Version
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

New American Standard Bible
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

King James Bible
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

International Standard Version
Purge me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

NET Bible
Sprinkle me with water and I will be pure; wash me and I will be whiter than snow.

New Heart English Bible
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Sprinkle me with hyssop and I am pure; wash me in it and I shall be whiter than snow.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Purify me from sin with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

New American Standard 1977
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
            Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Remove the sin in me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

King James 2000 Bible
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

American King James Version
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

American Standard Version
Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.

Darby Bible Translation
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

English Revised Version
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Webster's Bible Translation
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

World English Bible
Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou cleansest me with hyssop and I am clean, Washest me, and than snow I am whiter.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
51:7-15 Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop. The blood of Christ is called the blood of sprinkling, Heb 12:24. If this blood of Christ, which cleanses from all sin, cleanse us from our sin, then we shall be clean indeed, Heb 10:2. He asks not to be comforted, till he is first cleansed; if sin, the bitter root of sorrow, be taken away, he can pray in faith, Let me have a well-grounded peace, of thy creating, so that the bones broken by convictions may rejoice, may be comforted. Hide thy face from my sins; blot out all mine iniquities out of thy book; blot them out, as a cloud is blotted out and dispelled by the beams of the sun. And the believer desires renewal to holiness as much as the joy of salvation. David now saw, more than ever, what an unclean heart he had, and sadly laments it; but he sees it is not in his own power to amend it, and therefore begs God would create in him a clean heart. When the sinner feels this change is necessary, and reads the promise of God to that purpose, he begins to ask it. He knew he had by his sin grieved the Holy Spirit, and provoked him to withdraw. This he dreads more than anything. He prays that Divine comforts may be restored to him. When we give ourselves cause to doubt our interest in salvation, how can we expect the joy of it? This had made him weak; he prays, I am ready to fall, either into sin or into despair, therefore uphold me with thy Spirit. Thy Spirit is a free Spirit, a free Agent himself, working freely. And the more cheerful we are in our duty, the more constant we shall be to it. What is this but the liberty wherewith Christ makes his people free, which is contrasted with the yoke of bondage? Ga 5:1. It is the Spirit of adoption spoken to the heart. Those to whom God is the God of salvation, he will deliver from guilt; for the salvation he is the God of, is salvation from sin. We may therefore plead with him, Lord, thou art the God of my salvation, therefore deliver me from the dominion of sin. And when the lips are opened, what should they speak but the praises of God for his forgiving mercy?
Study Bible
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
6Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. 7Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.…
Cross References
John 13:8
"Never shall You wash my feet!" Peter told Him. Jesus answered, "Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me."

Hebrews 9:19
For when Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the Law to all the people, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people,

Exodus 12:22
"You shall take a bunch of hyssop and dip it in the blood which is in the basin, and apply some of the blood that is in the basin to the lintel and the two doorposts; and none of you shall go outside the door of his house until morning.

Leviticus 14:4
then the priest shall give orders to take two live clean birds and cedar wood and a scarlet string and hyssop for the one who is to be cleansed.

Leviticus 14:6
"As for the live bird, he shall take it together with the cedar wood and the scarlet string and the hyssop, and shall dip them and the live bird in the blood of the bird that was slain over the running water.

Leviticus 14:51
"Then he shall take the cedar wood and the hyssop and the scarlet string, with the live bird, and dip them in the blood of the slain bird as well as in the running water, and sprinkle the house seven times.

Numbers 19:18
A clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent and on all the furnishings and on the persons who were there, and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying naturally or the grave.

Psalm 51:2
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin.

Isaiah 1:18
"Come now, and let us reason together," Says the LORD, "Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.

Lamentations 4:7
Her consecrated ones were purer than snow, They were whiter than milk; They were more ruddy in body than corals, Their polishing was like lapis lazuli.
Treasury of Scripture

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

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Leviticus 14:4-7,49-52 Then shall the priest command to take for him that is to be cleansed …

Numbers 19:18-20 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and …

Hebrews 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according …

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

1 John 1:7 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 …

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Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, said the LORD: though your …

Ephesians 5:26,27 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word…

Revelation 7:13,14 And one of the elders answered, saying to me, What are these which …

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