[To the chiefe Musician.
A Psalme of Dauid,
when Nathan the Prophet came vnto him,
after hee had gone in to Bath-sheba.]
1
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.
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.
5
Behold, I was shapen in iniquitie: and in sinne did my mother conceiue me.
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.
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.
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.
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.
17
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
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.