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Psalm 51:5–7

5 gBehold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

And in sin my mother conceived me.

6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,

And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

7 hPurge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

Wash me, and I shall be iwhiter than snow.

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Psalm 51:5–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Surely I was sinful at birth,

sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;

you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;

wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being,

and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity;

And in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts:

And in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

For I was born a sinner—

yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.

But you desire honesty from the womb,

teaching me wisdom even there.

Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean;

wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

I was brought into this world in sin.

In sin my mother gave birth to me.

You want me to be completely truthful,

so teach me wisdom.

Take away my sin, and I will be clean.

Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity;

And in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts;

And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Behold, in iniquity was I brought forth, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou wilt have truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Indeed, I was born guilty. 

I was a sinner when my mother conceived me. 

Yet, you desire truth and sincerity. 

Deep down inside me you teach me wisdom. 

Purify me from sin with hyssop,and I will be clean.

Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 

Psalm 51:5–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Indeed, I was guilty when I was born;

I was sinful when my mother conceived me.

Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,

and You teach me wisdom deep within.

Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean;

wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Indeed, I was born guilty,

a sinner when my mother conceived me.

You desire truth in the inward being;

therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Behold, in iniquity I was born,

and in sin my mother conceived me.

Behold, you delight in truth in the inward parts,

and in the hidden parts you make me to know wisdom.

Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean.

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

I know I’ve been a sinner ever since I was born.

I’ve been a sinner ever since my mother became pregnant with me.

I know that you want truth to be in my heart.

You teach me wisdom deep down inside me.

Make me pure by sprinkling me with hyssop plant. Then I will be clean.

Wash me. Then I will be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:5–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,

And in sin my mother conceived me.

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,

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

Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.


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