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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 H5329 (8764), A Psalm H4210 of David H1732, when Nathan H5416 the prophet H5030 came H935 (8800) unto him, after he had gone in H935 (8804) to Bathsheba H1339.» Have mercy H2603 (8798) upon me, O God H430, according to thy lovingkindness H2617: according unto the multitude H7230 of thy tender mercies H7356 blot out H4229 (8798) my transgressions H6588.
[2] Wash H3526 (8761) me throughly H7235 (8685) from mine iniquity H5771, and cleanse H2891 (8761) me from my sin H2403.
[3] For I acknowledge H3045 (8799) my transgressions H6588: and my sin H2403 [is] ever H8548 before me.
[4] Against thee, thee only, have I sinned H2398 (8804), and done H6213 (8804) [this] evil H7451 in thy sight H5869: that thou mightest be justified H6663 (8799) when thou speakest H1696 (8800), [and] be clear H2135 (8799) when thou judgest H8199 (8800).
[5] Behold, I was shapen H2342 (8797) in iniquity H5771; and in sin H2399 did my mother H517 conceive H3179 (8765) me.
[6] Behold, thou desirest H2654 (8804) truth H571 in the inward parts H2910: and in the hidden H5640 (8803) [part] thou shalt make me to know H3045 (8686) wisdom H2451.
[7] Purge H2398 (8762) me with hyssop H231, and I shall be clean H2891 (8799): wash H3526 (8762) me, and I shall be whiter H3835 (8686) than snow H7950.
[8] Make me to hear H8085 (8686) joy H8342 and gladness H8057; [that] the bones H6106 [which] thou hast broken H1794 (8765) may rejoice H1523 (8799).
[9] Hide H5641 (8685) thy face H6440 from my sins H2399, and blot out H4229 (8798) all mine iniquities H5771.
[10] Create H1254 (8798) in me a clean H2889 heart H3820, O God H430; and renew H2318 (8761) a right H3559 (8737) spirit H7307 within H7130 me.
[11] Cast me not away H7993 (8686) from thy presence H6440; and take H3947 (8799) not thy holy H6944 spirit H7307 from me.
[12] Restore H7725 (8685) unto me the joy H8342 of thy salvation H3468; and uphold H5564 (8799) me [with thy] free H5081 spirit H7307.
[13] [Then] will I teach H3925 (8762) transgressors H6586 (8802) thy ways H1870; and sinners H2400 shall be converted H7725 (8799) unto thee.
[14] Deliver H5337 (8685) me from bloodguiltiness H1818, O God H430, thou God H430 of my salvation H8668: [and] my tongue H3956 shall sing aloud H7442 (8762) of thy righteousness H6666.
[15] O Lord H136, open H6605 (8799) thou my lips H8193; and my mouth H6310 shall shew forth H5046 (8686) thy praise H8416.
[16] For thou desirest H2654 (8799) not sacrifice H2077; else would I give H5414 (8799) [it]: thou delightest H7521 (8799) not in burnt offering H5930.
[17] The sacrifices H2077 of God H430 [are] a broken H7665 (8737) spirit H7307: a broken H7665 (8737) and a contrite H1794 (8737) heart H3820, O God H430, thou wilt not despise H959 (8799).
[18] Do good H3190 (8685) in thy good pleasure H7522 unto Zion H6726: build H1129 (8799) thou the walls H2346 of Jerusalem H3389.
[19] Then shalt thou be pleased H2654 (8799) with the sacrifices H2077 of righteousness H6664, with burnt offering H5930 and whole H3632 burnt offering H5930: then shall they offer H5927 (8686) bullocks H6499 upon thine altar H4196.

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!