Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to Your lovingkindness;
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
a Blot out my transgressions. 2 b Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me. 4 c Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil d in Your sight -
e That You may be found just 1 when You speak,
And blameless when You judge. 5 f Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.
g Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be h whiter than snow. 8 Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken i may rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities. 10 j Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your k Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your l generous Spirit.
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You. 14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. 15 O Lord, open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For m You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 n The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart -
These, O God, You will not despise.
Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then You shall be pleased with o the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.