because of your unfailing love.
Because of your great compassion,
blot out the stain of my sins.
Purify me from my sin.
it haunts me day and night.
I have done what is evil in your sight.
You will be proved right in what you say,
and your judgment against me is just.*
yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
6 But you desire honesty from the womb,*
teaching me wisdom even there.
7 Purify me from my sins,* and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
you have broken me—
now let me rejoice.
Remove the stain of my guilt.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
and don’t take your Holy Spirit* from me.
and make me willing to obey you.
and they will return to you.