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But you desire honesty from the womb,[a]
    teaching me wisdom even there.

Purify me from my sins,[b] and I will be clean;
    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Oh, give me back my joy again;
    you have broken me—
    now let me rejoice.

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Footnotes

  1. 51:6 Or from the heart; Hebrew reads in the inward parts.
  2. 51:7 Hebrew Purify me with the hyssop branch.

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