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World English Bible

Psalm 51 (WEBP)

[1] Have mercy on me, God, according to your loving kindness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
[2] Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity. Cleanse me from my sin.
[3] For I know my transgressions. My sin is constantly before me.
[4] Against you, and you only, I have sinned, and done that which is evil in your sight, so you may be proved right when you speak, and justified when you judge.
[5] Behold, I was born in iniquity. My mother conceived me in sin.
[6] Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts. You teach me wisdom in the inmost place.
[7] Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
[8] Let me hear joy and gladness, that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.
[9] Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all of my iniquities.
[10] Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me.
[11] Don’t throw me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.
[12] Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit.
[13] Then I will teach transgressors your ways. Sinners will be converted to you.
[14] Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, the God of my salvation. My tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.
[15] Lord, open my lips. My mouth will declare your praise.
[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. O God, you will not despise a broken and contrite heart.
[18] Do well in your good pleasure to Zion. Build the walls of Jerusalem.
[19] Then you will delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt offerings and in whole burnt offerings. Then they will offer bulls on your altar.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 51 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician (), A Psalm of David , when Nathan the prophet came () unto him, after he had gone in () to Bathsheba .» Have mercy () upon me, O God , according to thy lovingkindness : according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out () my transgressions .
[2] Wash () me throughly () from mine iniquity , and cleanse () me from my sin .
[3] For I acknowledge () my transgressions : and my sin [is] ever before me.
[4] Against thee, thee only, have I sinned (), and done () [this] evil in thy sight : that thou mightest be justified () when thou speakest (), [and] be clear () when thou judgest ().
[5] Behold, I was shapen () in iniquity ; and in sin did my mother conceive () me.
[6] Behold, thou desirest () truth in the inward parts : and in the hidden () [part] thou shalt make me to know () wisdom .
[7] Purge () me with hyssop , and I shall be clean (): wash () me, and I shall be whiter () than snow .
[8] Make me to hear () joy and gladness ; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken () may rejoice ().
[9] Hide () thy face from my sins , and blot out () all mine iniquities .
[10] Create () in me a clean heart , O God ; and renew () a right () spirit within me.
[11] Cast me not away () from thy presence ; and take () not thy holy spirit from me.
[12] Restore () unto me the joy of thy salvation ; and uphold () me [with thy] free spirit .
[13] [Then] will I teach () transgressors () thy ways ; and sinners shall be converted () unto thee.
[14] Deliver () me from bloodguiltiness , O God , thou God of my salvation : [and] my tongue shall sing aloud () of thy righteousness .
[15] O Lord , open () thou my lips ; and my mouth shall shew forth () thy praise .
[16] For thou desirest () not sacrifice ; else would I give () [it]: thou delightest () not in burnt offering .
[17] The sacrifices of God [are] a broken () spirit : a broken () and a contrite () heart , O God , thou wilt not despise ().
[18] Do good () in thy good pleasure unto Zion : build () thou the walls of Jerusalem .
[19] Then shalt thou be pleased () with the sacrifices of righteousness , with burnt offering and whole burnt offering : then shall they offer () bullocks upon thine altar .

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 51 (YLT)

[1] Favour me, O God, according to Thy kindness, According to the abundance of Thy mercies, Blot out my transgressions.
[2] Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me,
[3] For my transgressions I do know, And my sin is before me continually.
[4] Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done the evil thing in Thine eyes, So that Thou art righteous in Thy words, Thou art pure in Thy judging.
[5] Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me.
[6] Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know.
[7] Thou cleansest me with hyssop and I am clean, Washest me, and than snow I am whiter.
[8] Thou causest me to hear joy and gladness, Thou makest joyful bones Thou hast bruised.
[9] Hide Thy face from my sin. And all mine iniquities blot out.
[10] A clean heart prepare for me, O God, And a right spirit renew within me.
[11] Cast me not forth from Thy presence, And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me.
[12] Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And a willing spirit doth sustain me.
[13] I teach transgressors Thy ways, And sinners unto Thee do return.
[14] Deliver me from blood, O God, God of my salvation, My tongue singeth of Thy righteousness.
[15] O Lord, my lips thou dost open, And my mouth declareth Thy praise.
[16] For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give it, Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not.
[17] The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A heart broken and bruised, O God, Thou dost not despise.
[18] Do good in Thy good pleasure with Zion, Thou dost build the walls of Jerusalem.
[19] Then Thou desirest sacrifices of righteousness, Burnt-offering, and whole burnt-offering, Then they offer bullocks on thine altar!