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Psalm 51

51:1 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. 51:2 Wash mee throughly from mine iniquitie, and clense me from my sinne. 51:3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sinne is euer before mee. 51:4 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. 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquitie: and in sinne did my mother conceiue me. 51:6 Behold, thou desirest trueth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisedome. 51:7 Purge me with hyssope, and I shalbe cleane: wash me, and I shall be whiter then snow. 51:8 Make mee to heare ioy and gladnesse: that the bones which thou hast broken, may reioyce. 51:9 Hide thy face from my sinnes; and blot out all mine iniquities. 51:10 Create in mee a cleane heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within mee. 51:11 Cast mee not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me. 51:12 Restore vnto me the ioy of thy saluation: and vphold mee with thy free Spirit. 51:13 Then will I teach transgressours thy wayes, and sinners shalbe conuerted vnto thee. 51:14 Deliuer mee from blood-guiltinesse, O God, thou God of my saluation: and my tongue shall sing alowd of thy righteousnesse. 51:15 O Lord open thou my lips, and my mouth shall shew foorth thy praise. 51:16 For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I giue it: thou delightest not in burnt offering. 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 51:18 Doe good in thy good pleasure vnto Sion: build thou the walles of Ierusalem. 51:19 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.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain