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Psalms 50

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Chapter 51

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<To the chief music-maker. A Psalm. Of David.\

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\51:1\When Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.>\

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\51:1\Have pity on me, O God, in your mercy; out of a full heart, take away my sin.

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\51:2\Let all my wrongdoing be washed away, and make me clean from evil.

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\51:3\For I am conscious of my error; my sin is ever before me.

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\51:4\Against you, you only, have I done wrong, working that which is evil in your eyes; so that your words may be seen to be right, and you may be clear when you are judging.

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\51:5\Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth.

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\51:6\Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom.

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\51:7\Make me free from sin with hyssop: let me be washed whiter than snow.

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\51:8\Make me full of joy and rapture; so that the bones which have been broken may be glad.

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\51:9\Let your face be turned from my wrongdoing, and take away all my sins.

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\51:10\Make a clean heart in me, O God; give me a right spirit again.

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\51:11\Do not put me away from before you, or take your holy spirit from me.

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\51:12\Give me back the joy of your salvation; let a free spirit be my support.

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\51:13\Then will I make your ways clear to wrongdoers; and sinners will be turned to you.

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\51:14\Be my saviour from violent death, O God, the God of my salvation; and my tongue will give praise to your righteousness.

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\51:15\O Lord, let my lips be open, so that my mouth may make clear your praise.

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\51:16\You have no desire for an offering or I would give it; you have no delight in burned offerings.

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\51:17\The offerings of God are a broken spirit; a broken and sorrowing heart, O God, you will not put from you.

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\51:18\Do good to Zion in your good pleasure, building up the walls of Jerusalem.

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\51:19\Then you will have delight in the offerings of righteousness, in burned offerings and offerings of beasts; then they will make offerings of oxen on your altar.

Psalms 52

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