Psalm 51

A Prayer for Restoration

For the choir director. A psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan 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. 51:9 Lit Hide your face

25 “I am the one,I sweep away your transgressions(A)
for my own sake(B)
and remember your sins no more.(C)

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

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14 He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.(A)

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