Parallel Verses

NET Bible

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

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.

Amplified


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.

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.

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 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. 18 Because you favor Zion, do what is good for her! Fortify the walls of Jerusalem!


Cross References

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near the brokenhearted; he delivers those who are discouraged.

Hebrews 13:16

And do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.

2 Kings 22:19

You displayed a sensitive spirit and humbled yourself before the Lord when you heard how I intended to make this place and its residents into an appalling example of an accursed people. You tore your clothes and wept before me, and I have heard you,' says the Lord.

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

In his pain Manasseh asked the Lord his God for mercy and truly humbled himself before the God of his ancestors.

Psalm 22:24

For he did not despise or detest the suffering of the oppressed; he did not ignore him; when he cried out to him, he responded.

Psalm 102:17

when he responds to the prayer of the destitute, and does not reject their request.

Psalm 107:22

Let them present thank offerings, and loudly proclaim what he has done!

Psalm 147:3

He heals the brokenhearted, and bandages their wounds.

Isaiah 57:15

For this is what the high and exalted one says, the one who rules forever, whose name is holy: "I dwell in an exalted and holy place, but also with the discouraged and humiliated, in order to cheer up the humiliated and to encourage the discouraged.

Isaiah 61:1-3

The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,

Isaiah 66:2

My hand made them; that is how they came to be," says the Lord. I show special favor to the humble and contrite, who respect what I have to say.

Ezekiel 9:3-4

Then the glory of the God of Israel went up from the cherub where it had rested to the threshold of the temple. He called to the man dressed in linen who had the writing kit at his side.

Ezekiel 9:6

Old men, young men, young women, little children, and women -- wipe them out! But do not touch anyone who has the mark. Begin at my sanctuary!" So they began with the elders who were at the front of the temple.

Amos 5:21

"I absolutely despise your festivals! I get no pleasure from your religious assemblies!

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

Mark 12:33

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

Luke 7:39-50

Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, "If this man were a prophet, he would know who and what kind of woman this is who is touching him, that she is a sinner."

Luke 15:2-7

But the Pharisees and the experts in the law were complaining, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them."

Luke 15:10

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

Luke 15:21-32

Then his son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.'

Luke 18:11-14

The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers -- or even like this tax collector.

Philippians 4:18

For I have received everything, and I have plenty. I have all I need because I received from Epaphroditus what you sent -- a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, very pleasing to God.

1 Peter 2:5

you yourselves, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood and to offer spiritual sacrifices that are acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1

Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice -- alive, holy, and pleasing to God -- which is your reasonable service.

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