To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.
1 Have a upon me, O God, according to thy b: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies c my d.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and a me from my sin.
3 For I a my transgressions: and my b is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I a, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be b when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother a me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with a, 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 blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a a heart, O God; and b a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy a; and take not thy b from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be a unto thee.
14 a me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not a; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The a of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a b, O God, thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in thy good a unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 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.