Psalm 51
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God
(2 Samuel 12:1–12)

1To the overseer: chanting to David; In the coming to him of Nathan the prophet, when he went in to Bathsheba. Compassionate me, O God, according to thy mercy: according to the Multitude of thy compassions wipe away my transgressions.

2Multiply to wash me from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

3For I shall know my transgression, and my sin is always before me.

4Against thee, thee alone, did I sin, and I did evil in thine eyes: so that thou wilt be justified in thy speaking, and thou wilt be pure in thy judging.

5Behold, I was born in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

6Behold, thou didst delight in truth in the reins, and in bidden things thou wilt cause me to know wisdom.

7Thou wilt purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: thou wilt wash me and I shall be white above snow.

8Thou wilt cause me to hear joy and gladness; the bones thou didst break shall rejoice.

9Hide thy face from my sin, and wipe away all mine iniquities.

10Create for me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit in my midst,

11Thou wilt not cast me away from thy face, and thou wilt not take thy holy spirit from me.

12Turn back to me the joy of thy salvation, and thy willing spirit shall uphold me.

13I will teach those transgressing, thy ways, and those sinning shall turn back to thee.

14Deliver me from bloods, O God the God of my salvation; my tongue shall rejoice in thy justice.

15O Jehovah, thou wilt open my lips, and my mouth shall announce thy praise.

16For thou wilt not delight in sacrifice, and thou wilt not take pleasure in burnt-offering.

17The sacrifices of God a spirit being broken: a heart being broken and crushed, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18Do Zion good in thy good will: thou wilt build the walls of Jerusalem.

19Then wilt thou delight in sacrifices of justice, in burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering: then they will bring up bullocks upon thine altar.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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