Psalm 51

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1: Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. edit

2: Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. edit

3: For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. edit

4: Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. edit

5: Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. edit

6: Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. edit

7: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. edit

8: Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. edit

9: Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. edit

10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. edit

11: Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. edit

12: Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. edit

13: Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. edit

14: Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. edit

15: O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. edit

16: For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. edit

17: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. edit

18: Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem. edit

19: Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. edit

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