CEBCommon English Bible
1Have mercy on me, God, according to your faithful love!
Wipe away my wrongdoings according to your great compassion!
2Wash me completely clean of my guilt;
purify me from my sin!
3Because I know my wrongdoings,
my sin is always right in front of me.
4I’ve sinned against you—you alone.
I’ve committed evil in your sight.
That’s why you are justified when you render your verdict,
completely correct when you issue your judgment.
5Yes, I was born in guilt, in sin,
from the moment my mother conceived me.
6And yes, you want truth in the most hidden places;
you teach me wisdom in the most secret space.#Heb uncertain
7Purify me with hyssop and I will be clean;
wash me and I will be whiter than snow.
8Let me hear joy and celebration again;
let the bones you crushed rejoice once more.
9Hide your face from my sins;
wipe away all my guilty deeds!
10Create a clean heart for me, God;
put a new, faithful spirit deep inside me!
11Please don’t throw me out of your presence;
please don’t take your holy spirit away from me.
12Return the joy of your salvation to me
and sustain me with a willing spirit.
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