Thematic Bible

Psalm 51:1 (show verse)

For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

Psalm 51:2 (show verse)

Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.

Psalm 51:3 (show verse)

For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.

Psalm 51:4 (show verse)

Against You, You only, I have sinned
And done what is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak
And blameless when You judge.

Psalm 51:5 (show verse)

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me.

Psalm 51:6 (show verse)

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

Psalm 51:7 (show verse)

Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalm 51:8 (show verse)

Make me to hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

Psalm 51:9 (show verse)

Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.

Psalm 51:10 (show verse)

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Psalm 51:11 (show verse)

Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

Psalm 51:12 (show verse)

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.

Psalm 51:13 (show verse)

Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners will be converted to You.

Psalm 51:14 (show verse)

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

Psalm 51:15 (show verse)

O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.

Psalm 51:16 (show verse)

For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.

Psalm 51:17 (show verse)

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

Psalm 51:18 (show verse)

By Your favor do good to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 51:19 (show verse)

Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.