King James Bible

Psalms 50

The Book of Psalms

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Chapter 51


To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.


Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.


For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin [is] ever before me.


Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done [this] evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, [and] be clear when thou judgest.


Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.


Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden [part] thou shalt make me to know wisdom.


Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.


Make me to hear joy and gladness; [that] the bones [which] thou hast broken may rejoice.


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


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


Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.


Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit.


[Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.


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


O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.


For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give [it]: thou delightest not in burnt offering.


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


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


Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

Psalms 52




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