Psalm 51
JPS Tanakh 1917
1For the Leader. A Psalm of David;2when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.

3Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy;
According to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions.
4Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
5For I know my transgressions;
And my sin is ever before me.
6Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned,
And done that which is evil in Thy sight;
That Thou mayest be justified when Thou speakest,
And be in the right when Thou judgest.

7Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin did my mother conceive me.
8Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts;
Make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart.
9Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
10Make me to hear joy and gladness;
That the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice.
11Hide Thy face from my sins,
And blot out all mine iniquities.
12Create me a clean heart, O God;
And renew a stedfast spirit within me.
13Cast me not away from Thy presence;
And take not Thy holy spirit from me.
14Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation;
And let a willing spirit uphold me.
15Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways;
And sinners shall return unto Thee.
16Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation;
So shall my tongue sing aloud of Thy righteousness.
17O Lord, open Thou my lips;
And my mouth shall declare Thy praise.
18For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it;
Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
19The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.

20Do good in Thy favour unto Zion;
Build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
21Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering;
Then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.

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