Psalm 51 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
3 For I know my transgressions,
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
Psalm 51 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
A Contrite Sinner’s Prayer for Pardon.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David, when [a]Nathan the prophet came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
51 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
10 Create [j]in me a clean heart, O God,
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
18 By Your favor do good to Zion;
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