New American Standard Bible
A Contrite Sinners Prayer for Pardon.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
1Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
3For I know my transgressions,
4Against You, You only, I have sinned
5Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
6Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
7Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
8Make me to hear joy and gladness,
9Hide Your face from my sins
10Create in me a clean heart, O God,
11Do not cast me away from Your presence
12Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
13Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
15O Lord, open my lips,
16For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
18By Your favor do good to Zion;
19Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,