Psalm 51:17 {50:19}
Good News Translation
My sacrifice is a humble spirit, O God; you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.

Contemporary English Version
The way to please you is to be truly sorry deep in our hearts. This is the kind of sacrifice you won't refuse.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

New American Bible
My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a contrite, humbled heart, O God, you will not scorn.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

sacrifices

Psalm 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifice of praise: and declare his works with joy.

Mark 12:33 And that he should be loved with the whole heart and with the whole understanding and with the whole soul and with the whole strength. And to love one's neighbour as one's self is a greater thing than all holocausts and sacrifices.

Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercy of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing unto God, your reasonable service.

Philippians 4:18 But I have all and abound: I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things you sent, an odour of sweetness, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.

Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to impart: for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained.

1 Peter 2:5 Be you also as living stones built up, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

a broken spirit

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

Psalm 147:3 Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.

2 Kings 22:19 And thy heart hath been moved to fear, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, hearing the words against this place, and the inhabitants thereof, to wit, that they should become a wonder and a curse: and thou hast rent thy garments, and wept before me; I also have heard thee; saith the Lord.

Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 61:1-3 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me: he hath sent me to preach to the meek, to heal the contrite of heart, and to preach a release to the captives, and deliverance to them that are shut up. . . .

Isaiah 66:2 My hand made all these things, and all these things were made, saith the Lord. But to whom shall I have respect, but to him that is poor and little, and of a contrite spirit, and that trembleth at my words?

Ezekiel 9:3,4,6 And the glory of the Lord of Israel went up from the cherub, upon which he was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man that was clothed with linen, and had a writer's inkhorn at his loins. . . .

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 18:11-14 The Pharisee standing, prayed thus with himself: O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican. . . .

thou

Psalm 22:24 Let all the seed of Israel fear him: because he hath not slighted nor despised the supplication of the poor man. Neither hath he turned away his face from me: and when I cried to him he heard me.

Psalm 102:17 He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble: and he hath not despised their petition.

2 Chronicles 33:12,13 And after that he was in distress he prayed to the Lord his God: and did penance exceedingly before the God of his fathers. . . .

Amos 5:21 I hate, and have rejected your festivities: and I will not receive the odour of your assemblies.

Luke 7:39-50 And the Pharisee, who had invited him, seeing it, spoke within himself, saying: This man, if he were if a prophet, would know surely who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him, that she is a sinner. . . .

Luke 15:2-7,10,21-32 And the Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying: This man receiveth sinners and eateth with them. . . .

Context
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
16For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted. 17A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.18Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 15:22
And Samuel said: Doth the Lord desire holocausts and victims, and not rather that the voice of the Lord should be obeyed? For obedience is better than sacrifices: and to hearken rather than to offer the fat or rams.

2 Kings 22:19
And thy heart hath been moved to fear, and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, hearing the words against this place, and the inhabitants thereof, to wit, that they should become a wonder and a curse: and thou hast rent thy garments, and wept before me; I also have heard thee; saith the Lord.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart: and he will save the humble of spirit.

Psalm 147:3
Who healeth the broken of heart, and bindeth up their bruises.

Isaiah 57:15
For thus saith the High and the Eminent that inhabiteth eternity: and his name is Holy, who dwelleth in the high and holy place, and with a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Hosea 14:2
Take with you words, and return to the Lord, and say to him: Take away all iniquity, and receive the good: and we will render the calves of our lips.

Joel 2:13
And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil.

Micah 6:6
What shall I offer to the Lord that is worthy? wherewith shall I kneel before the high God? shall I offer holocausts unto him, and calves of a year old?

Malachi 3:4
And the sacrifice of Juda and of Jerusalem shall please the Lord, as in the days of old, and in the ancient years.

Additional Translations
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Sacrifice to God is a broken spirit: a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A heart broken and bruised, O God, Thou dost not despise.
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