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Commentaries for Psalm Chapter 51

The psalmist prays for mercy, humbly confessing and lamenting his sins.

David, being convinced of his sin, poured out his soul to God in prayer for mercy and grace...
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He pleads for pardon, that he may promote the glory of God and the conversion of sinners.

Purge me with hyssop, with the blood of Christ applied to my soul by a lively faith, as the water of purification was sprinkled with a bunch of hyssop...
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God is pleased with a contrite heart, A prayer for the prosperity of Zion.

Those who are thoroughly convinced of their misery and danger by sin, would spare no cost to obtain the remission of it...
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