Chapter 51

  1. 1. [To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid, when Nathan the Prophet came vnto him, after hee had gone in to Bath-sheba.] Haue mercie vpon mee, O God, according to thy louing kindnesse: according vnto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
  2. 2. Wash mee throughly from mine iniquitie, and clense me from my sinne.
  3. 3. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sinne is euer before mee.
  4. 4. Against thee, thee onely haue I sinned, and done this euill in thy sight: that thou mightest bee iustified when thou speakest, and be cleare when thou iudgest.
  5. 5. Behold, I was shapen in iniquitie: and in sinne did my mother conceiue me.
  6. 6. Behold, thou desirest trueth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisedome.
  7. 7. Purge me with hyssope, and I shalbe cleane: wash me, and I shall be whiter then snow.
  8. 8. Make mee to heare ioy and gladnesse: that the bones which thou hast broken, may reioyce.
  9. 9. Hide thy face from my sinnes; and blot out all mine iniquities.
  10. 10. Create in mee a cleane heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within mee.
  11. 11. Cast mee not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
  12. 12. Restore vnto me the ioy of thy saluation: and vphold mee with thy free Spirit.
  13. 13. Then will I teach transgressours thy wayes, and sinners shalbe conuerted vnto thee.
  14. 14. Deliuer mee from blood-guiltinesse, O God, thou God of my saluation: and my tongue shall sing alowd of thy righteousnesse.
  15. 15. O Lord open thou my lips, and my mouth shall shew foorth thy praise.
  16. 16. For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I giue it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
  17. 17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
  18. 18. Doe good in thy good pleasure vnto Sion: build thou the walles of Ierusalem.
  19. 19. Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousnesse, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullockes vpon thine altar.

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