Psalm 51:4–6

Against you, and you alone, have I sinned;

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.*

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.

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51:4 Greek version reads and you will win your case in court. Compare Rom 3:4.


51:6 Or from the heart; Hebrew reads in the inward parts.