1Show favor to me, O God, according to your covenant faithfulness. According to the multitude of your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I know my transgressions. And my sin is constantly before me.
4Against you, you alone, I have sinned, and done what is evil in your eyes; so that you may be justified when you speak and pure when you judge.
5Behold, I was brought forth in guilt. And in sin my mother conceived me.
6Behold, you desire faithfulness in the inward parts. And you declare wisdom to me secretly.
7Purify me with hyssop and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8Let me hear joy and gladness, that the bones that you have crushed may rejoice.
9Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all of my guilt.
10Create in me a pure heart, O God. And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your holy spirit from me.
12Restore to me the joy of your salvation. And support me with a willing spirit.
13I will teach transgressors your roads. Then sinners will turn to you.
14Deliver me from bloodguilt, O God, the God of my salvation. My tongue will shout with joy concerning your righteousness.
15O Lord, open my lips. Then my mouth will declare your praise.
16For you do not delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in a burnt offering.
17My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
18Do good in your favor to Zion. Rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19Then you will delight in the sacrifices of my righteousness; a burnt offering and a whole burnt offering. Then they will offer bulls on your altar.