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My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.

New American Standard Bible

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

King James Version

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Holman Bible

The sacrifice pleasing to God is a broken spirit.
God, You will not despise a broken and humbled heart.

International Standard Version

True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise.

A Conservative Version

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou will not despise.

American Standard Version

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Bible in Basic English

The offerings of God are a broken spirit; a broken and sorrowing heart, O God, you will not put from you.

Darby Translation

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Julia Smith Translation

The sacrifices of God a spirit being broken: a heart being broken and crushed, O God, thou wilt not despise.

King James 2000

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit; A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Modern King James verseion

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.

NET Bible

The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit -- O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.

New Heart English Bible

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

The Emphasized Bible

The sacrifices of God, are a spirit that is broken, - A heart - broken and crushed, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Webster

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

World English Bible

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Youngs Literal Translation

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A heart broken and bruised, O God, Thou dost not despise.

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 51:17

Devotionals containing Psalm 51:17

References

Images Psalm 51:17

Prayers for Psalm 51:17

Context Readings

Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God

16
For You do not delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17 
My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.
18
By Your favor do good to Zion;
May You rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.


Cross References

Psalm 34:18


The Lord is near to the heartbroken
And He saves those who are crushed in spirit (contrite in heart, truly sorry for their sin).

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good, to contribute [to the needy of the church as an expression of fellowship], for such sacrifices are always pleasing to God.

2 Kings 22:19

because your heart was tender (receptive, penitent) and you humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard what I said against this place and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and because you have torn your clothes and wept before Me, I have heard you,” declares the Lord.

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

But when he was in distress, he sought the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Psalm 22:24


For He has not despised nor detested the suffering of the afflicted;
Nor has He hidden His face from him;
But when he cried to Him for help, He listened.

Psalm 102:17


He has regarded the prayer of the destitute,
And has not despised their prayer.

Psalm 107:22


And let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving,
And speak of His deeds with shouts of joy!

Psalm 147:3


He heals the brokenhearted
And binds up their wounds [healing their pain and comforting their sorrow].

Isaiah 57:15


For the high and exalted One
He who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy says this,
“I dwell on the high and holy place,
But also with the contrite and humble in spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the humble
And to revive the heart of the contrite [overcome with sorrow for sin].

Isaiah 61:1-3

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed and commissioned me
To bring good news to the humble and afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up [the wounds of] the brokenhearted,
To proclaim release [from confinement and condemnation] to the [physical and spiritual] captives
And freedom to prisoners,

Isaiah 66:2


“For all these things My hand has made,
So all these things came into being [by and for Me],” declares the Lord.
“But to this one I will look [graciously],
To him who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who [reverently] trembles at My word and honors My commands.

Ezekiel 9:3-4

Then the [Shekinah] glory and brilliance of the God of Israel (the cloud) went up from the cherubim on which it had rested, to [stand above] the threshold of the [Lord’s] temple. And the Lord called to the man clothed with linen, who had the scribe’s writing case at his side.

Ezekiel 9:6

Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women; but do not touch or go near anyone on whom is the mark. Begin at My sanctuary.” So they began with the old men who were in front of the temple [who did not have the Lord’s mark on their foreheads].

Amos 5:21


“I hate, I despise and reject your [sacred] feasts,
And I do not take delight in your solemn assemblies.

Matthew 5:3

“Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].

Mark 12:33

and to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to [unselfishly] love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”

Luke 7:39-50

Now when [Simon] the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this Man were a prophet He would know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him, that she is a [notorious] sinner [an outcast, devoted to sin].”

Luke 15:2-7

Both the Pharisees and the scribes began muttering and complaining, saying, “This man accepts and welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

Luke 15:10

In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents [that is, changes his inner self—his old way of thinking, regrets past sins, lives his life in a way that proves repentance; and seeks God’s purpose for his life].”

Luke 15:21-32

And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’

Luke 18:11-14

The Pharisee stood [ostentatiously] and began praying to himself [in a self-righteous way, saying]: ‘God, I thank You that I am not like the rest of men—swindlers, unjust (dishonest), adulterers—or even like this tax collector.

Philippians 4:18

But I have received everything in full and more; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent me. They are the fragrant aroma of an offering, an acceptable sacrifice which God welcomes and in which He delights.

1 Peter 2:5

You [believers], like living stones, are being built up into a spiritual house for a holy and dedicated priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1

Therefore I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies [dedicating all of yourselves, set apart] as a living sacrifice, holy and well-pleasing to God, which is your rational (logical, intelligent) act of worship.

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