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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Footnotes

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

25 “I, even I, am he who blots out
    your transgressions,(A) for my own sake,(B)
    and remembers your sins(C) no more.(D)

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22 I have swept away(A) your offenses like a cloud,
    your sins like the morning mist.
Return(B) to me,
    for I have redeemed(C) you.”

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38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized,(A) every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.(B) And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(C)

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