Psalm 51:10
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New Living Translation
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.

King James Bible
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

Darby Bible Translation
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

World English Bible
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.

Young's Literal Translation
A clean heart prepare for me, O God, And a right spirit renew within me.

Psalm 51:10 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

51:10 Create - Work in me an holy frame of heart, whereby my inward filth may be purged away. Right - Heb. firm or constant, that my resolution may be fixed and unmoveable. Spirit - Temper or disposition of soul.

Psalm 51:10 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Period iv. The Age of the Consolidation of the Church: 200 to 324 A. D.
In the fourth period of the Church under the heathen Empire, or the period of the consolidation of the Church, the number of Christians increased so rapidly that the relation of the Roman State to the Church became a matter of the gravest importance (ch. 1). During a period of comparative peace and prosperity the Church developed its doctrinal system and its constitution (ch. 2). Although the school of Asia Minor became isolated and temporarily ceased to affect the bulk of the Church elsewhere, the
Joseph Cullen Ayer Jr., Ph.D.—A Source Book for Ancient Church History

Some Helps to Mourning
Having removed the obstructions, let me in the last place propound some helps to holy mourning. 1 Set David's prospect continually before you. My sin is ever before me' (Psalm 51:3). David, that he might be a mourner, kept his eye full upon sin. See what sin is, and then tell me if there be not enough in it to draw forth tears. I know not what name to give it bad enough. One calls it the devil's excrement. Sin is a complication of all evils. It is the spirits of mischief distilled. Sin dishonours
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

The Songs of the Fugitive.
The psalms which probably belong to the period of Absalom's rebellion correspond well with the impression of his spirit gathered from the historical books. Confidence in God, submission to His will, are strongly expressed in them, and we may almost discern a progress in the former respect as the rebellion grows. They flame brighter and brighter in the deepening darkness. From the lowest abyss the stars are seen most clearly. He is far more buoyant when he is an exile once more in the wilderness,
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Transcriber's Note.
There are significant differences in the numerous reprints of Isaac Watts' "Psalms." The first generation of this Project Gutenberg file was from an 1818 printing by C. Corrall of 38 Charing Cross, London. The Index and the Table of First Lines have been omitted for the following reasons: 1. They refer to page numbers that are here expunged; and 2. In this electronic version key words, etc., can be easily located via searches. Separate numbers have been added to Psalms that have more than one part
Isaac Watts—The Psalms of David

Cross References
Matthew 5:8
God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God.

Acts 15:9
He made no distinction between us and them, for he cleansed their hearts through faith.

Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

Psalm 24:4
Only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols and never tell lies.

Psalm 73:1
A psalm of Asaph. Truly God is good to Israel, to those whose hearts are pure.

Psalm 78:8
Then they will not be like their ancestors--stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God.

Psalm 78:37
Their hearts were not loyal to him. They did not keep his covenant.

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