51:1  Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

51:2  Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

51:3  For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

51:4  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.

51:5  Behold, I was shapen 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 shalt make me to know wisdom.

51:7  Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

51:8  Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

51:9  Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

51:11  Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

51:12  Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

51:13  Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

51:14  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

51:15  O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

51:16  For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

51:18  Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

51:19  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.