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Book of Psalms

Chapter 51


51:1
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
51:2
Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
51:3
For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
51:4
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.
51:5
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
51:7
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
51:8
Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
51:9
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
51:10
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
51:11
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
51:12
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
51:13
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
51:14
Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
51:15
O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
51:16
For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
51:17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
51:18
Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
51:19
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.

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