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Psalms 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. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.3. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.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. Behold, I was shapen 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 shalt make me to know wisdom.7. Purge 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 thy free 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 shew forth thy praise.16. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not 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 shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.