Psalm 51
King James BibleInternational Standard Version
1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.1Have mercy, God, according to your gracious love, according to your unlimited compassion, erase my transgressions.
2Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.2Wash me from my iniquity, cleanse me from my sin.
3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.3For I acknowledge my transgression; my sin remains continuously before me.
4Against 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.4Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done what was evil in your sight. As a result, you are just in your pronouncement and clear in your judgment.
5Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.5Indeed, in iniquity I was brought forth; in sin my mother conceived me.
6Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.6Indeed, you are pleased with truth in the inner person, and you will teach me wisdom in my innermost parts.
7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.7Purge me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.8Let me know joy and gladness; let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.9Hide your countenance from my sins and erase the record of my iniquities.
10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.10God, create a pure heart in me, and renew a right attitude within me.
11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.11Do not cast me from your presence; do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.12Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and let a willing attitude control me.
13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.13Then I will teach transgressors about your ways, and sinners will turn to you.
14Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.14Deliver me from the guilt of shedding blood, God, God of my salvation. Then my tongue will sing about your righteousness.
15O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.15Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise.
16For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.16Indeed, you do not delight in sacrifices, or I would give them, nor do you desire burnt offerings.
17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.17True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise.
18Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.18Show favor to Zion in your good pleasure; and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.19Then you will be pleased with right sacrifices, with burnt offerings, and with whole burnt offerings. Then they will offer bulls on your altar.
King James Bible, text courtesy of Holy Bible: International Standard Version® Release 2.1 Copyright © 1996-2012 The ISV Foundation
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