51:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David;

51:2 When Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bath-sheba.

51:3 Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy; according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions.

51:4 Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

51:5 For I know my transgressions; and my sin is ever before me.

51:6 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.

51:7 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

51:8 Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts; make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart.

51:9 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

51:10 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice.

51:11 Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

51:12 Create me a clean heart, O God; and renew a stedfast spirit within me.

51:13 Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy holy spirit from me.

51:14 Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and let a willing spirit uphold me.

51:15 Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall return unto Thee.

51:16 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, Thou God of my salvation; so shall my tongue sing aloud of Thy righteousness.

51:17 O L-rd, open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

51:18 For Thou delightest not in sacrifice, else would I give it; Thou hast no pleasure in burnt-offering.

51:19 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.

51:20 Do good in Thy favour unto Zion; build Thou the walls of Jerusalem.

51:21 Then wilt Thou delight in the sacrifices of righteousness, in burnt-offering and whole offering; then will they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.



Hebrew Transliteration

51:1 --MISSING LINE--

51:2 bebho'-'êlâyv nâthânhannâbhiy' ka'asher-bâ' 'el-bath-shâbha`

51:3 chânnêniy 'elohiymkechasdekha kerobh rachameykha mechêh pheshâ`ây

51:4 harbêh [herebh]kabbesêniy mê`avoniy umêchathâ'thiy thaharêniy

51:5 kiy-pheshâ`ay 'aniy'êdhâ` vechathâ'thiy neghdiy thâmiydh

51:6 lekha lebhaddekha châthâ'thiy vehâra`be`êyneykha `âsiythiy lema`an titsdaq bedhobhrekha tizkeh bheshâphthekha

51:7 hên-be`âvon cholâltiy ubhechêthe' yechemathniy 'immiy

51:8 hên-'emethchâphatstâ bhathuchoth ubhesâthum châkhmâh thodhiy`êniy

51:9 techathe'êniy bhe'êzobhve'ethhâr tekhabbesêniy umishelegh 'albiyn

51:10 tashmiy`êniy sâsonvesimchâh tâghêlenâh `atsâmoth dikkiythâ

51:11 hastêr pâneykha mêchathâ'âyvekhol-`avonothay mechêh

51:12 lêbh thâhor berâ'-liy 'elohiym veruachnâkhon chaddêsh beqirbiy

51:13 'al-tashliykhêniy millephâneykha veruachqodhshekha 'al-tiqqach mimmenniy

51:14 hâshiybhâh liy seson yish`ekha veruachnedhiybhâh thismekhêniy

51:15 'alammedhâh phoshe`iym derâkheykhavechathâ'iym 'êleykha yâshubhu

51:16 hatsiylêniy middâmiym 'elohiym'elohêy teshu`âthiy terannên leshoniy tsidhqâthekha

51:17 'adhonây sephâthaytiphtâch uphiy yaggiydh tehillâthekha

51:18 kiy lo'-thachpots zebhach ve'ettênâh`olâh lo' thirtseh

51:19 zibhchêy 'elohiym ruach nishbârâh lêbh-nishbârvenidhkeh 'elohiym lo' thibhzeh

51:20 hêythiybhâh bhirtsonekha 'eth-tsiyyontibhneh chomoth yerushâlâim

51:21 'âz tachpots zibhchêy-tsedheq `olâh vekhâliyl'âz ya`alu `al-mizbachakha phâriym


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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