Psalms 51 (asv)
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
51:2Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
51:3For I know my transgressions;
And my sin is ever before me.
51:4Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,
And done that which is evil in thy sight;
That thou mayest be justified when thou speakest,
And be clear when thou judgest.
51:5Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity;
And in sin did my mother conceive me. 51:6
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts;
And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.
51:7Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean:
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
51:8Make me to hear joy and gladness,
That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
51:9Hide thy face from my sins,
And blot out all mine iniquities.
51:11Cast me not away from thy presence;
And uphold me with a willing spirit.
51:13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
And sinners shall be converted unto thee.
And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
51:16For thou delightest not in sacrifice; else would I give it:
Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
In burnt-offering and in whole burnt-offering:
Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.