Tehillim - Psalms 51

1For the Leader. A Psalm of David;
3Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy;According to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions.
4Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,And cleanse me from my sin.
5For I know my transgressions;And my sin is ever before me.
6Against 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 in the right when Thou judgest.
7Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,And in sin did my mother conceive me.
8Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts;Make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart.
9Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
10Make me to hear joy and gladness;That the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice.
11Hide Thy face from my sins,And blot out all mine iniquities.
12Create me a clean heart, O God;And renew a stedfast spirit within me.
13Cast me not away from Thy presence;And take not Thy holy spirit from me.
14Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation;And let a willing spirit uphold me.
15Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways;And sinners shall return unto Thee.
16Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation;So shall my tongue sing aloud of Thy righteousness.
17O Lord, open Thou my lips;And my mouth shall declare Thy praise.
18For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it;Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
19The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;A broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
20Do good in Thy favour unto Zion;Build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
21Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering;Then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.