To the leader. A Psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.
and cleanse me from my sin.
and my sin is ever before me.
and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you are justified in your sentence
and blameless when you pass judgment.
a sinner when my mother conceived me.
6 You desire truth in the inward being;a
therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
let the bones that you have crushed rejoice.
and blot out all my iniquities.
and put a new and rightb spirit within me.
and do not take your holy spirit from me.
and sustain in me a willingc spirit.
and sinners will return to you.
O God of my salvation,
and my tongue will sing aloud of your deliverance.
and my mouth will declare your praise.
if I were to give a burnt offering, you would not be pleased.
17 The sacrifice acceptable to Godd is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem,
in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.
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