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Psalm 51:10-17Revised Standard Version (RSV)

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
    and put a new and right[a] spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence,
    and take not thy holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of thy salvation,
    and uphold me with a willing spirit.

13 Then I will teach transgressors thy ways,
    and sinners will return to thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness,[b] O God,
    thou God of my salvation,
    and my tongue will sing aloud of thy deliverance.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips,
    and my mouth shall show forth thy praise.
16 For thou hast no delight in sacrifice;
    were I to give a burnt offering, thou wouldst not be pleased.
17 The sacrifice acceptable to God[c] is a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 51:10 Or steadfast
  2. Psalm 51:14 Or death
  3. Psalm 51:17 Or My sacrifice, O God
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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