Brenton Septuagint Translation
Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
1For the end, a Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, when he had gone to Bersabee. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy great mercy; and according to the multitude of thy compassions blot out my transgression.
2Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I am conscious of mine iniquity; and my sin is continually before me.
4Against thee only have I sinned, and done evil before thee: that thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
5For, behold, I was conceived in iniquities, and in sins did my mother conceive me.
6For, behold, thou lovest truth: thou hast manifested to me the secret and hidden things of thy wisdom.
7Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be purified: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
8Thou shalt cause me to hear gladness and joy: the afflicted bones shall rejoice.
9Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit in my inward parts.
11Cast me not away from thy presence; and remove not thy holy Spirit from me.
12Restore to me the joy of thy salvation: establish me with thy directing Spirit.
13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and ungodly men shall turn to thee.
14Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation: and my tongue shall joyfully declare thy righteousness.
15O Lord, thou shalt open my lips; and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
16For if thou desiredst sacrifice, I would have given it: thou wilt not take pleasure in whole-burnt-offerings.
17Sacrifice to God is a broken spirit: a broken and humbled heart God will not despise.
18Do good, O Lord, to Sion in thy good pleasure; and let the walls of Jerusalem be built.
19Then shalt thou be pleased with a sacrifice of righteousness, offering, and whole-burnt-sacrifices: then shall they offer calves upon thine altar.