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Psalm 51:14–17

14  Deliver me from sbloodguiltiness, O God,

O tGod of my salvation,

and umy tongue will sing aloud of your vrighteousness.

15  O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare your praise.

16  wFor you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;

you will not be pleased with a burnt offering.

17  The sacrifices of God are xa broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

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Psalm 51:14–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,

you who are God my Savior,

and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

15 Open my lips, Lord,

and my mouth will declare your praise.

16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;

you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart

you, God, will not despise.

Psalm 51:14–17 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation:

And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips;

And my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it:

Thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:

A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 51:14–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

14 Forgive me for shedding blood, O God who saves;

then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.

15 Unseal my lips, O Lord,

that my mouth may praise you.

16 You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one.

You do not want a burnt offering.

17 The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit.

You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.

Psalm 51:14–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,

The God of my salvation,

And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness.

15 O Lord, open my lips,

And my mouth shall show forth Your praise.

16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;

You do not delight in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,

A broken and a contrite heart—

These, O God, You will not despise.

Psalm 51:14–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

14 God, save me from the guilt of murder,

God of my salvation,

and I will sing about your goodness.

15 Lord, let me speak

so I may praise you.

16 You are not pleased by sacrifices, or I would give them.

You don’t want burnt offerings.

17 The sacrifice God wants is a broken spirit.

God, you will not reject a heart that is broken and sorry for sin.

Psalm 51:14–17 — American Standard Version (ASV)

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation;

And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips;

And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

16 For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it:

Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:

A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 51:14–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

14 Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 Lord, open my lips, and my mouth shall declare thy praise. 16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Psalm 51:14–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

14 Rescue me from the guilt of murder, 

O God, my savior. 

Let my tongue sing joyfully about your righteousness! 

15 O Lord, open my lips, 

and my mouth will tell about your praise. 

16 You are not happy with any sacrifice. 

Otherwise, I would offer one ⸤to you⸥. 

You are not pleased with burnt offerings. 

17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. 

O God, you do not despise a broken and sorrowful heart. 

Psalm 51:14–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 Save me from the guilt of bloodshed, God,

the God of my salvation,

and my tongue will sing of Your righteousness.

15 Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare Your praise.

16 You do not want a sacrifice, or I would give it;

You are not pleased with a burnt offering.

17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit.

God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

Psalm 51:14–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

14 Deliver me from bloodshed, O God,

O God of my salvation,

and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.

15 O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will declare your praise.

16 For you have no delight in sacrifice;

if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.

17 The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit;

a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:14–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,

the God of my salvation;

then my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.

15 O Lord, open my lips,

and my mouth will proclaim your praise.

16 For you do not delight in sacrifice or I would give it.

With a burnt offering you are not pleased.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;

A broken and contrite heart,

O God, you will not despise.

Psalm 51:14–17 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

14 You are the God who saves me.

I have committed murder.

Take away my guilt.

Then my tongue will sing about how right you are

no matter what you do.

15 Lord, open my lips so that I can speak.

Then my mouth will praise you.

16 You don’t take delight in sacrifice.

If you did, I would bring it.

You don’t take pleasure in burnt offerings.

17 The greatest sacrifice you want is a broken spirit.

God, you will gladly accept a heart

that is broken because of sadness over sin.

Psalm 51:14–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;

Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

15 O Lord, open my lips,

That my mouth may declare Your praise.

16 For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;

You are not pleased with burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;

A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.