1. 51:1  <> Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
  2. 2  Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
  3. 3  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
  4. 4  Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
  5. 5  Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
  6. 6  Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
  7. 7  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
  8. 8  Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
  9. 9  Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
  10. 10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
  11. 11  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
  12. 12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
  13. 13  Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
  14. 14  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
  15. 15  O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
  16. 16  For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give 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  Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
  19. 19  Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.