Psalms Chapter 51
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1 Dauid prayeth for remission of sinnes, whereof he maketh a deepe confession. 6 Hee prayeth for sanctification. 16 God delighteth not in sacrifice, but in sinceritie. 18 Hee prayeth for the Church.

1[To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid, when Nathan the Prophet came vnto him, after hee had gone in to Bath-sheba.] Haue mercie vpon mee, O God, according to thy louing kindnesse: according vnto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash mee throughly from mine iniquitie, and clense me from my sinne.

A contrite heart.

3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sinne is euer before mee.

4 Against thee, thee onely haue I sinned, and done this euill in thy sight: that thou mightest bee iustified when thou speakest, and be cleare when thou iudgest.4

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquitie: and in sinne did my mother conceiue me.5

6 Behold, thou desirest trueth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisedome.

7 Purge me with hyssope, and I shalbe cleane: wash me, and I shall be whiter then snow.7

8 Make mee to heare ioy and gladnesse: that the bones which thou hast broken, may reioyce.

9 Hide thy face from my sinnes; and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in mee a cleane heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within mee.10

11 Cast mee not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore vnto me the ioy of thy saluation: and vphold mee with thy free Spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressours thy wayes, and sinners shalbe conuerted vnto thee.

14 Deliuer mee from blood-guiltinesse, O God, thou God of my saluation: and my tongue shall sing alowd of thy righteousnesse.14

15 O Lord open thou my lips, and my mouth shall shew foorth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice: else would I giue it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.16

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.17

18 Doe good in thy good pleasure vnto Sion: build thou the walles of Ierusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousnesse, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullockes vpon thine altar.


Psalms Chapter 51 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

4 Rom. 3.4.
5 Hebr. warme me.
7 Leuit.14. 6. num.19. 18.
10 Or, a constant spirit.
14 Hebr. bloods.
16 Or, that I should giue it.
17 Isa.57.15. and 66.2.

* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania


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