Parallel Verses

World English Bible

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, 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.

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.

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.

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 don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. 18 Do well in your good pleasure to Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem.


Cross References

Psalm 34:18

Yahweh is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves those who have a crushed spirit.

Hebrews 13:16

But don't forget to be doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

2 Kings 22:19

because your heart was tender, and you humbled yourself before Yahweh, when you heard what I spoke against this place, and against its inhabitants, that they should become a desolation and a curse, and have torn your clothes, and wept before me; I also have heard you,' says Yahweh.

2 Chronicles 33:12-13

When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.

Psalm 22:24

For he has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, Neither has he hidden his face from him; but when he cried to him, he heard.

Psalm 102:17

He has responded to the prayer of the destitute, and has not despised their prayer.

Psalm 107:22

Let them offer the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with singing.

Psalm 147:3

He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus says the high and lofty One who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also 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 Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;

Isaiah 66:2

For all these things has my hand made, and [so] all these things came to be," says Yahweh: "but to this man will I look, even to him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at my word.

Ezekiel 9:3-4

The glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon it was, to the threshold of the house: and he called to the man clothed in linen, who had the writer's inkhorn by his side.

Ezekiel 9:6

kill utterly the old man, the young man and the virgin, and little children and women; but don't come near any man on whom is the mark: and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the old men that were before the house.

Amos 5:21

I hate, I despise your feasts, and I can't stand your solemn assemblies.

Matthew 5:3

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

Mark 12:33

and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

Luke 7:39-50

Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw it, he said to himself, "This man, if he were a prophet, would have perceived who and what kind of woman this is who touches him, that she is a sinner."

Luke 15:2-7

The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them."

Luke 15:10

Even so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner repenting."

Luke 15:21-32

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 and prayed to himself like this: 'God, I thank you, that I am not like the rest of men, extortioners, unrighteous, adulterers, or even like this tax collector.

Philippians 4:18

But I have all things, and abound. I am filled, having received from Epaphroditus the things that came from you, a sweet-smelling fragrance, an acceptable and well-pleasing sacrifice to God.

1 Peter 2:5

You also, as living stones, are built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

Romans 12:1

Therefore I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.

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