51:1  Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

51:2  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

51:3  For I know my transgressions, and my sin lies ever before me.

51:4  Against You, You only, I have sinned and done evil in Your sight, So that You speak justly and blameless when You judge.

51:5  Behold, I originated in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.

51:6  Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom.

51:7  Purify me with hyssop, and I shall become clean; Wash me, and I shall look whiter than snow.

51:8  Make me to hear joy and gladness, Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

51:9   Hide Your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquities.

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

51:11   Do not cast me away from Your presence nd do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

51:12  Restore to me the joy of Your salvation nd sustain me with a willing spirit.

51:13  Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will receive Your conversion.

51:14  Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation; Then my tongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness.

51:15  O Lord, open my lips, That my mouth may declare Your praise.

51:16  For You do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You have no pleasure in burnt offering.

51:17  We sacrifice to God a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.

51:18   By Your favor do good to Zion; Build the walls of Jerusalem.

51:19  Then You will delight in righteous sacrifices, In burnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then we will offer young bulls on Your altar.