Psalm 51:1–10

1 aBe gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;

According to the greatness of bYour compassion cblot out my transgressions.

2 aWash me thoroughly from my iniquity

And bcleanse me from my sin.

3 For 1I aknow my transgressions,

And my sin is ever before me.

4 aAgainst You, You only, I have sinned

And done what is bevil in Your sight,

So that cYou 1are justified 2when You speak

And 3blameless when You judge.

5 Behold, I was abrought forth in iniquity,

And in sin my mother conceived me.

6 Behold, You desire atruth in the 1innermost being,

And in the hidden part You will bmake me know wisdom.

7 1Purify me awith hyssop, and I shall be clean;

2Wash me, and I shall be bwhiter than snow.

8 1Make me to hear ajoy and gladness,

Let the bbones which You have broken rejoice.

9 aHide Your face from my sins

And blot out all my iniquities.

10 aCreate 1in me a bclean heart, O God,

And renew 2a csteadfast spirit within me.

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