1 Have mercy upon me, O God, according to
thy loving-kindness: according to the
multitude of thy compassions put away mine
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity,
and cleanse me from mine sin.
3 For I know mine iniquities, and my sin is
ever before me.
4 Against thee, against thee only have I sinned,
and done evil in thy sight, that thou mayest be just
when thou speakest, and pure when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was born in iniquity, and in sin hath
my mother conceived me.
6 Behold, thou lovest truth in the inward affections:
therefore hast thou taught me wisdom in the
secret of mine heart.
7 Purge me with ahyssop, and I shall be clean:
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness, that the
bones, which thou hast broken, may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and put away all
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew
a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence, and take
not thine holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation, and
establish me with thy free Spirit.
13 Then shall I teach thy ways unto the wicked,
and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from blood, O God, which art
the God of my salvation, and my tongue shall sing
joyfully of thy righteousness.
15 Open thou my lips, O Lord, and my mouth
shall show forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, though I would
give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a contrite spirit: a
contrite and a broken heart, O God, thou wilt not
18 Be favorable unto Zion for thy good pleasure:
build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then shalt thou accept the sacrifices of righteousness,
even the burnt offering and oblation: then
shall they offer calves upon thine altar.