Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom.

New American Standard Bible

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

King James Version

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Holman Bible

Surely You desire integrity in the inner self,
and You teach me wisdom deep within.

International Standard Version

Indeed, you are pleased with truth in the inner person, and you will teach me wisdom in my innermost parts.

A Conservative Version

Behold, thou desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part thou will make me to know wisdom.

American Standard Version

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

Amplified


Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part [of my heart] You will make me know wisdom.

Darby Translation

Behold, thou wilt have truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

Julia Smith Translation

Behold, thou didst delight in truth in the reins, and in bidden things thou wilt cause me to know wisdom.

King James 2000

Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Behold, you delight [in] truth in the inward parts, and in [the] hidden [parts] you make me to know wisdom.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part You shall make me to know wisdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But lo, thou hast a pleasure in the truth, and hast showed me secret wisdom.

NET Bible

Look, you desire integrity in the inner man; you want me to possess wisdom.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts. You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! faithfulness, hast thou desired in the inward parts, Yea, in the hidden part, wilt thou cause me to know, wisdom.

Webster

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

World English Bible

Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts. You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know.

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 51:6

Devotionals containing Psalm 51:6

References

Images Psalm 51:6

Context Readings

Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God

5 Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth. 6 Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom. 7 Make me free from sin with hyssop: let me be washed whiter than snow.


Cross References

1 Samuel 16:7

But the Lord said to Samuel, Do not take note of his face or how tall he is, because I will not have him: for the Lord's view is not man's; man takes note of the outer form, but the Lord sees the heart.

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I am conscious, my God, that you are the searcher of hearts, taking pleasure in righteousness. As for me, with an upright heart I have freely given all these things; and I have seen with joy your people who are here to make their offerings freely to you.

Genesis 20:5-6

Did he not say to me himself, She is my sister? and she herself said, He is my brother: with an upright heart and clean hands have I done this.

Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the high clouds, or given knowledge to the lights of the north?

2 Chronicles 31:20-21

This Hezekiah did through all Judah; he did what was good and right and true before the Lord his God.

Job 32:8

But truly it is the spirit in man, even the breath of the Ruler of all, which gives them knowledge.

Psalm 5:9

For no faith may be put in their words; their inner part is nothing but evil; their throat is like an open place for the dead; smooth are the words of their tongues.

Psalm 5:9

For no faith may be put in their words; their inner part is nothing but evil; their throat is like an open place for the dead; smooth are the words of their tongues.

Psalm 26:2

Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart.

Psalm 26:2

Put me in the scales, O Lord, so that I may be tested; let the fire make clean my thoughts and my heart.

Proverbs 2:21

For the upright will be living in the land, and the good will have it for their heritage.

Jeremiah 5:3

O Lord, do not your eyes see good faith? you have given them punishment, but they were not troubled; you have sent destruction on them, but they did not take your teaching to heart: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they would not come back.

Jeremiah 32:40

And I will make an eternal agreement with them, that I will never give them up, but ever do them good; and I will put the fear of me in their hearts, so that they will not go away from me.

John 4:23-24

But the time is coming, and is even now here, when the true worshippers will give worship to the Father in the true way of the spirit, for these are the worshippers desired by the Father.

Romans 7:22

In my heart I take pleasure in the law of God,

James 4:8

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Make your hands clean, you evil-doers; put away deceit from your hearts, you false in mind.

1 Peter 3:4

But let them be those of the unseen man of the heart, the ever-shining ornament of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great price in the eyes of God.

2 Kings 20:3

O Lord, keep in mind how I have been true to you with all my heart, and have done what is good in your eyes. And Hezekiah gave way to bitter weeping.

Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord gives wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and reason:

Jeremiah 31:33

But this is the agreement which I will make with the people of Israel after those days, says the Lord; I will put my law in their inner parts, writing it in their hearts; and I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Luke 11:39

And the Lord said to him, You Pharisees make the outside of the cup and the plate clean; but inside you are thieves and full of evil.

2 Corinthians 1:12

For our glory is in this, in the knowledge which we have that our way of life in the world, and most of all in relation to you, has been holy and true in the eyes of God; not in the wisdom of the flesh, but in the grace of God.

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