16 For You (A)do not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it;
You do not take pleasure in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a (B)broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, God, You will not despise.

18 (C)By Your favor do good to Zion;
[a](D)Build the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then You will delight in [b](E)righteous sacrifices,
In (F)burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then [c]bulls will be offered on Your altar.

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  1. Psalm 51:18 Or May You build
  2. Psalm 51:19 Or sacrifices of righteousness
  3. Psalm 51:19 Lit they will offer bulls

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