Psalm 51

A Prayer for Restoration

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm, when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had gone to Bathsheba.(A)

Be gracious to me, God,
according to Your faithful love;
according to Your abundant compassion,
blot out my rebellion.(B)

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Turn Your face away[a] from my sins
and blot out all my guilt.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 51:9 Lit Hide Your face

25 “It is I who sweep away your transgressions(A)
for My own sake(B)
and remember your sins no more.(C)

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19 Therefore repent(A) and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out,(B) that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 3:19 Some editors or translators put that seasons . . . the Lord in v. 20

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