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Revised Standard Version (RSV), Psalms 51

1   To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

2   Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy steadfast love; according to thy abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.

3   Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!

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

5   Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in thy sight, so that thou art justified in thy sentence and blameless in thy judgment.

6   Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

7   Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.

8   Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

9   Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which thou hast broken rejoice.

10  Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.

11  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.

12  Cast me not away from thy presence, and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

13  Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.

14  Then I will teach transgressors thy ways, and sinners will return to thee.

15  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance.

16  O Lord, open thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

17  For thou hast no delight in sacrifice; were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased.

18  The sacrifice acceptable to God is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

19  Do good to Zion in thy good pleasure; rebuild the walls of Jerusalem, [ (Psalms 51:20) then wilt thou delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings and whole burnt offerings; then bulls will be offered on thy altar. ]

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Revised Standard Version, © 1946-52. The RSV is an authorised revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901, which was itself a revision of the King James (Authorised) Version, published in 1611. Made available for non-profit scholarly and personal use. Not to be sold for profit.

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David "well-beloved, dear" Jerusalem vision of peace
Nathan given; giving; rewarded Zion monument; raised up; sepulcher
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