Thematic Bible

Psalm 51:1 (show verse)

Have mercy on 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 wickedness and guilt
And cleanse me from my sin.

Psalm 51:3 (show verse)

For I am conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them;
My sin is always before me.

Psalm 51:4 (show verse)

Against You, You only, have I sinned
And done that which is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak [Your sentence]
And faultless in Your judgment.

Psalm 51:5 (show verse)

I was brought forth in [a state of] wickedness;
In sin my mother conceived me [and from my beginning I, too, was sinful].

Psalm 51:6 (show verse)

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

Psalm 51:7 (show verse)

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

Psalm 51:8 (show verse)

Make me hear joy and gladness and be satisfied;
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 right and 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 shall be converted and return to You.

Psalm 51:14 (show verse)

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

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, or else I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.

Psalm 51:17 (show verse)

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.

Psalm 51:18 (show verse)

By Your favor do good to Zion;
May You rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalm 51:19 (show verse)

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