10 “‘If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife(A)—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress are to be put to death.(B)

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Psalm 51[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.(A)

Have mercy(B) on me, O God,
    according to your unfailing love;(C)
according to your great compassion(D)
    blot out(E) my transgressions.(F)

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  1. Psalm 51:1 In Hebrew texts 51:1-19 is numbered 51:3-21.

14 but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own(A) evil desire and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin;(B) and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.(C)

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