To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, when Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba
David prays for the remission of sins
||Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
||Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
||For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
||Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
||Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
David's prayer for sanctification
||Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.
||Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
||Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
||Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
||Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
||Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
||Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
||Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
||Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
||O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
||For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
||The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
||Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
||Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.