Psalms 51:1-10

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when aNathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

1 bHave mercy on me,
Or Be gracious to me
O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your dabundant mercy
eblot out my transgressions.
2 fWash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and gcleanse me from my sin!
3 hFor I know my transgressions,
and my sin is ever before me.
4 iAgainst you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil jin your sight,
kso that you may be justified in your words
and blameless in your judgment.
5Behold lI was brought forth in iniquity,
and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6Behold, you delight in truth in mthe inward being,
and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.
7 Purge me nwith hyssop, and I shall be clean;
owash me, and I shall be pwhiter than snow.
8Let me hear joy and gladness;
qlet the bones rthat you have broken rejoice.
9 sHide your face from my sins,
and tblot out all my iniquities.
10 uCreate in me a vclean heart, O God,
and wrenew a right
Or steadfast
spirit within me.
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