To the chief singer. A psalm of Dawiḏ;
when Nathan the naḇi came to him,
when he brought near Bathsheḇa.
1 Show me favour, O Elohim,
According to Your kindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion,
Blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me completely from my guilt,
And cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
And my sin is ever before me.
4 Against You, You alone, have I sinned,
And done evil in Your eyes;
That You might be proven right in Your words;
Be clear when You judge.
5 See, I was brought forth in wickedness,
And in sin my mother conceived me.
6 See, You have desired truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You make me know wisdom.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I am clean;
Wash me, and I am whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness,
Let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my wickednesses.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Ruaḥ ha’Qodesh from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of Your deliverance,
And uphold me, Noble Ruaḥ!
13 Let me teach transgressors Your Ways,
So that sinners turn back to You.
14 Deliver me from blood-guilt, O Elohim,
Elohim of my deliverance,
Let my tongue sing aloud of Your righteousness.
15 O 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, open my lips,
And that my mouth declare Your praise.
16 For You do not desire slaughtering,
or I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering.
17 The slaughterings of Elohim are a broken spirit,
A heart broken and crushed, O Elohim,
These You do not despise.
18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Tsiyon;
Build the walls of Yerushalayim.
19 Then You would delight in slaughterings of righteousness,
In burnt offering and complete burnt offering;
Then young bulls would be offered on Your altar.