Psalm 51
Douay-Rheims Bible

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

(2 Samuel 12:1-12)

1{50:1}Unto the end, a psalm of David, [2] When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had sinned with Bethsabee. [3] Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity.

2{50:4}Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3{50:5}For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.

4{50:6}To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words, and mayst overcome when thou art judged.

5{50:7}For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me.

6{50:8}For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.

7{50:9}Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.

8{50:10}To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.

9{50:11}Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

10{50:12}Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.

11{50:13}Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12{50:14}Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.

13{50:15}I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee.

14{50:16}Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol thy justice.

15{50:17}O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.

16{50:18}For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.

17{50:19}A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18{50:20}Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.

19{50:21}Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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