Psalm 51
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1Show me favour, O Elohim, According to Your kindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion, Blot out my transgressions.

2Wash me completely from my guilt, And cleanse me from my sin.

3For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me.

4Against You, You alone, have I sinned, And done evil in Your eyes; That You might be proven right in Your words; Be clear when You judge.

5See, I was brought forth in crookedness, And in sin my mother conceived me.

6See, You have desired truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You make me know wisdom.

7Cleanse me with hyssop, and I am clean; Wash me, and I am whiter than snow.

8Let me hear joy and gladness, Let the bones You have crushed rejoice.

9Hide Your face from my sins, And blot out all my crookednesses.

10Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Set-apart Spirit from me.

12Restore to me the joy of Your deliverance, And uphold me, Noble Spirit!

13Let me teach transgressors Your ways, So that sinners turn back to You.

14Deliver me from blood-guilt, O Elohim, Elohim of my deliverance, Let my tongue sing aloud of Your righteousness.

15O יהוה, open my lips, And that my mouth declare Your praise.

16For You do not desire slaughtering, or I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering.

17The slaughterings of Elohim are a broken spirit, A heart broken and crushed, O Elohim, These You do not despise.

18Do good in Your good pleasure to Tsiyon; Build the walls of Yerushalayim.

19Then You would delight in slaughterings of righteousness, In burnt offering and complete burnt offering; Then young bulls would be offered on Your altar.

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