Psalms 51 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Psalms 51


Psalms 51:1

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

Psalms 51:2

Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.

Psalms 51:3

For I know my transgressions; And my sin is ever before me.

Psalms 51:4

Against 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 clear when thou judgest.

Psalms 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity; And in sin did my mother conceive me.

Psalms 51:6

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts; And in the hidden part thou wilt make me to know wisdom.

Psalms 51:7

Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Psalms 51:8

Make me to hear joy and gladness, That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Psalms 51:9

Hide thy face from my sins, And blot out all mine iniquities.

Psalms 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God; And renew a right spirit within me.

Psalms 51:11

Cast me not away from thy presence; And take not thy holy Spirit from me.

Psalms 51:12

Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with a willing spirit.

Psalms 51:13

Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; And sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psalms 51:14

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; [And] my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

Psalms 51:15

O Lord, open thou my lips; And my mouth shall show forth thy praise.

Psalms 51:16

For thou delightest not in sacrifice; Else would I give it: Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.

Psalms 51:17

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

Psalms 51:18

Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: Build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

Psalms 51:19

Then will thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, In burnt-offering and in whole burnt-offering: Then will they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

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