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.
then I will joyfully sing of your forgiveness.
that my mouth may praise you.
You do not want a burnt offering.
You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
with burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings.
Then bulls will again be sacrificed on your altar.
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