1 For the music director; a psalm of David, written when Nathan the prophet confronted him after David's affair with Bathsheba. Have mercy on me, O God, because of your loyal love! Because of your great compassion, wipe away my rebellious acts!
4 Against you -- you above all -- I have sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. So you are just when you confront me; you are right when you condemn me.
12 Let me again experience the joy of your deliverance! Sustain me by giving me the desire to obey!
14 Rescue me from the guilt of murder, O God, the God who delivers me! Then my tongue will shout for joy because of your deliverance.
16 Certainly you do not want a sacrifice, or else I would offer it; you do not desire a burnt sacrifice.
17 The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.