1 aBe gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness; According to the greatness of bYour compassion cblot out my transgressions. 2 aWash me thoroughly from my iniquity And bcleanse me from my sin. 3 For I aknow my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. 4 aAgainst You, You only, I have sinned And done what is bevil in Your sight, So that cYou are justified when You speak And blameless when You judge. 5 Behold, I was abrought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, You desire atruth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part You will bmake me know wisdom. 7 Purify me awith hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be bwhiter than snow. 8 Make me to hear ajoy and gladness, Let the bbones which You have broken rejoice. 9 aHide Your face from my sins And blot out all my iniquities. 10 aCreate in me a bclean heart, O God, And renew a csteadfast spirit within me. 11 aDo not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your bHoly Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the ajoy of Your salvation And sustain me with a bwilling spirit. 13 Then I will ateach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be bconverted to You. 14 Deliver me from abloodguiltiness, O God, bthe God of my salvation; Then my ctongue will joyfully sing of Your righteousness. 15 O Lord, aopen my lips, That my mouth may bdeclare Your praise. 16 For You ado not delight in sacrifice, otherwise I would give it; You are not pleased with burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a abroken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise. 18 aBy Your favor do good to Zion; bBuild the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then You will delight in arighteous sacrifices, In bburnt offering and whole burnt offering; Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.