51 For the music director. A psalm of David.
When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.a
According to your abundant mercies,
blot out my transgressions.
and from my sin cleanse me.
and my sin is ever before me.
and have done this evild in your eyes,
so that you are correct when you speak,
you are blameless when you judge.
and in sin my mother conceived me.
and in the hidden parts you make me to know wisdom.
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
and all my iniquities blot out.
and renew a steadfast spirit ⌊within me⌋.e
and do not take your Holy Spirit from me.
and with a willing spirit sustain me.
and sinners will turn back to you.
the God of my salvation;
then my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
and my mouth will proclaim your praise.
With a burnt offering you are not pleased.
A broken and contrite heart,
O God, you will not despise.
Build the walls of Jerusalem.
burnt offering and whole burnt offering.
Then bulls will be offered on your altar.
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