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.

The Lord is compassionate and gracious,(A)
    slow to anger, abounding in love.

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45 for their sake he remembered his covenant(A)
    and out of his great love(B) he relented.(C)

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156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;(A)
    preserve my life(B) according to your laws.(C)

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