Behold, thou [a]lovest truth in the inward affections: therefore hast thou taught me wisdom in the secret of mine heart.

Purge me with (A)hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear [b]joy and gladness, that the [c]bones, which thou hast broken, may rejoice.

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  1. Psalm 51:6 He confesseth that God who loveth pureness of heart, may justly destroy man, who of nature is a sinner much more him, whom he had instructed in his heavenly wisdom.
  2. Psalm 51:8 He meaneth God’s comfortable mercies toward repentant sinners.
  3. Psalm 51:8 By the bones he understandeth all strength of soul and body, which by cares and mourning are consumed.