For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when †Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
1 aBe gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
2 aWash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And bcleanse me from my sin.
And my sin is ever before me.
4 aAgainst You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is bevil in Your sight,
And 3blameless when You judge.
5 Behold, I was abrought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
And in the hidden part You will bmake me know wisdom.
Let the bbones which You have broken rejoice.
9 aHide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.
11 aDo not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your bHoly Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the ajoy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a bwilling spirit.
13 Then I will ateach transgressors Your ways,
Then my ctongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.
That my mouth may bdeclare Your praise.
16 For You ado not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a abroken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.
18 aBy Your favor do good to Zion;
In bburnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then 2young bulls will be offered on Your altar.
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