Psalms 51:1-19

ASV(i) 1 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness:
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions;
And my sin is ever before me. 4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
And done that which is evil in thy sight;
That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest,
And be clear when thou judgest. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity;
And in sin did my mother conceive me. 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts;
And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom. 7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear joy and gladness,
That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9 Hide thy face from my sins,
And blot out all mine iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God;
And renew a right spirit within me. 11 Cast me not away from thy presence;
And take not thy holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
And uphold me with a willing spirit. 13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
And sinners shall be converted unto thee. 14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation;
[And] my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 15 O Lord, open thou my lips;
And my mouth shall show forth thy praise. 16 For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it:
Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit:
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:
Build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then wilt thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness,
In burnt-offering and whole burnt-offering:
Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.