1 ([[Psalm of David] when the prophet Nathan came to him after David's adultery with Bathsheba:]) Have mercy on me, O God, in keeping with your loving-kindness. According to your unlimited compassion, wipe out my transgressions.
4 I have sinned against you, especially you. I have done what you consider evil in your sight. So you hand down justice when you speak, and you are blameless when you judge.
5 Indeed, I was born in perversity (mischief) (evil). I was a sinner when my mother conceived me.
6 Yet, you desire truth from the secret person within me. Deep down inside me teach me wisdom.
7 Purify me from sin with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
14 Rescue (deliver) me from the bloodguilt of murder O God of my salvation. Let my tongue sing joyfully about your righteousness!
16 You do not desire sacrifice. Otherwise, I would offer one to you. You are not pleased with burnt offerings.
17 The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit. O God, you do not despise a broken and sorrowful (contrite) heart.