Amplified Bible

Psalm 51

A Contrite Sinner’s Prayer for Pardon.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David; when Nathan the prophet came to him after he had sinned with Bathsheba.

1Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.

Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness and guilt
And cleanse me from my sin.

For I am conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them;
My sin is always before me.

Against You, You only, have I sinned
And done that which is evil in Your sight,
So that You are justified when You speak [Your sentence]
And faultless in Your judgment.


I was brought forth in [a state of] wickedness;
In sin my mother conceived me [and from my beginning I, too, was sinful].

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being,
And in the hidden part [of my heart] You will make me know wisdom.

Purify me with [a]hyssop, and I will be clean;
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Make me hear joy and gladness and be satisfied;
Let the bones which You have broken rejoice.

Hide Your face from my sins
And blot out all my iniquities.

10 
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a right and steadfast spirit within me.
11 
Do not cast me away from Your presence
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.
12 
Restore to me the joy of Your salvation
And sustain me with a willing spirit.
13 
Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted and return to You.

14 
Rescue me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will sing joyfully of Your righteousness and Your justice.
15 
O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
16 
For You do not delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
17 
My [only] sacrifice [acceptable] to God is a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart [broken with sorrow for sin, thoroughly penitent], such, O God, You will not despise.

18 
By Your favor do good to Zion;
May You rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
19 
Then will You delight in the sacrifices of righteousness,
In burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then young bulls will be offered on Your altar.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 51:7 This evidently was a bristly plant which was useful as a kind of brush.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 51

祈求上帝赦免

大卫与拔示芭通奸后,先知拿单来找他,他作了此诗,交给乐长。

1上帝啊,求你怜悯我,
因为你的慈爱永不改变;
求你除去我的过犯,
因为你有无限的怜悯。
求你洗净我的罪过,
清除我的罪恶。
我知道自己的过犯,
我的罪恶一直萦绕眼前。
我犯罪得罪了你,
唯独得罪了你,
做了你看为邪恶的事,
所以你对我的责备是正当的,
你对我的审判是公正的。
我生来就是个罪人,
在母腹成胎的时候就有罪。
你所喜爱的是内心的诚实,
求你使我内心有智慧。
求你用牛膝草洁净我的罪,
使我干净;
求你洗净我,使我比雪更白。
求你让我听到欢喜快乐的声音,
让我这被你压碎的骨头可以欢跳。
求你饶恕我的罪过,
除去我一切的罪恶。
10 上帝啊,
求你为我造一颗纯洁的心,
使我里面重新有正直的灵。
11 不要丢弃我,
使我离开你,
也不要从我身上收回你的圣灵。
12 求你让我重新享受蒙你拯救的喜乐,
赐我一颗乐意顺服你的心灵。
13 这样,我就能把你的法则教导罪人,
使他们归向你。
14 拯救我的上帝啊,
求你赦免我杀人流血的罪,
使我颂扬你的公义。
15 主啊,求你开我的口,
我要向你发出赞美。
16 你不喜欢祭物,
否则我会献上,
你也不喜爱燔祭。
17 你所要的祭是忧伤的心灵。
上帝啊,你必不轻看忧伤痛悔的心。
18 求你恩待锡安,重建耶路撒冷的城墙。
19 那时,你必悦纳诚心献上的祭物、燔祭和全牲燔祭,
人们必把公牛献在你的坛上。