Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, 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.

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.

Amplified

My sacrifice [the sacrifice acceptable] to God is a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart [broken down with sorrow for sin and humbly and thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will 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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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.

Verse Picture

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 Indeed, you do not delight in sacrifices, or I would give them, nor do you desire burnt offerings. 17 True sacrifice to God is a broken spirit. A broken and chastened heart, God, you will not despise. 18 Show favor to Zion in your good pleasure; and rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.


Cross References

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, and he delivers those whose spirit has been crushed.

Hebrews 13:16

Do not neglect to do good and to be generous, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

2 Kings 22:19

because your heart was sensitive, and you humbled yourself in the LORD's presence when you heard what I had to say against this place and against its inhabitants that they would become a desolation and a curse and you have torn your clothes and cried out before me, be assured that I have truly heard you,' declares the LORD.

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

But when he was in trouble, he sought the face of the LORD his God, humbled himself magnificently before the God of his ancestors,

Psalm 22:24

For he does not despise nor detest the afflicted person; he does not hide his face from him, but he hears him when he cries out to him."

Psalm 102:17

He will turn to the prayer of the destitute, not despising their prayer.

Psalm 107:22

Let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving and talk about his works with shouts of joy.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their injuries.

Isaiah 57:15

"For this is what the high and lofty One says, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "He lives in the height and in holiness, and also with the one who is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Isaiah 61:1-3

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed and to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners;

Isaiah 66:2

All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came into being," declares the LORD. "But this is the one to whom I will look favorably: to the one who is humble and contrite in spirit, and who trembles at my message.

Ezekiel 9:3-4

Then the glory that is Israel's God arose from the cherubim on which he had been seated and settled on the threshold of the Temple. He called out to the man dressed in linen who wore the writing case at his side.

Ezekiel 9:6

You are to execute old men, young men, young women, little children, and women. But don't touch anyone who has been marked. Begin at my Holy Place!" And so they started with the elders who were in standing in front of the Temple.

Amos 5:21

"I hate I despise your festival days, and your solemn convocations stink.

Matthew 5:3

"How blessed are those who are destitute in spirit, because the kingdom from heaven belongs to them!

Mark 12:33

To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding, and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Luke 7:39-50

Now the Pharisee who had invited Jesus saw this and told himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would have known who is touching him and what kind of woman she is. She's a sinner!"

Luke 15:2-7

But the Pharisees and the scribes kept complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."

Luke 15:10

In the same way, I tell you that there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner who repents."

Luke 15:21-32

Then his son told him, "Father, I have sinned against heaven and you. I don't deserve to be called your son anymore.'

Luke 18:11-14

The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed, "O God, I thank you that I'm not like other people thieves, dishonest people, adulterers, or even this tax collector.

Philippians 4:18

I have been paid in full and have more than enough. I am fully supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus what you sent a fragrant aroma, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.

1 Peter 2:5

you, too, as living stones, are building yourselves up into a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, so that you may offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus, the Messiah.

Romans 12:1

I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.

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