Psalm 51:1–2; Psalm 51:7; Psalm 51:9

Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David, when vNathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

51  wHave mercy on me,1 O God,

according to your steadfast love;

according to your xabundant mercy

yblot out my transgressions.

zWash me thoroughly from my iniquity,

and acleanse me from my sin!


Purge me hwith hyssop, and I shall be clean;

zwash me, and I shall be iwhiter than snow.


lHide your face from my sins,

and yblot out all my iniquities.