1 Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy; according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in Thy sight; that Thou mayest be justified when Thou speakest, and be in the right when Thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts; make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, 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 crushed may rejoice.
9 Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create me a clean heart, O God; and renew a stedfast spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and let a willing spirit uphold me.
13 Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall return unto Thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; so shall my tongue sing aloud of Thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.
16 For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.
18 Do good in Thy favour unto Zion; build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering; then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.