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 (Traditional)

詩篇 51

祈求上帝赦免

大衛與拔示芭通姦後,先知拿單來找他,他作了此詩,交給樂長。

1上帝啊,求你憐憫我,
因為你的慈愛永不改變;
求你除去我的過犯,
因為你有無限的憐憫。
求你洗淨我的罪過,
清除我的罪惡。
我知道自己的過犯,
我的罪惡一直縈繞眼前。
我犯罪得罪了你,
唯獨得罪了你,
做了你看為邪惡的事,
所以你對我的責備是正當的,
你對我的審判是公正的。
我生來就是個罪人,
在母腹成胎的時候就有罪。
你所喜愛的是內心的誠實,
求你使我內心有智慧。
求你用牛膝草潔淨我的罪,
使我乾淨;
求你洗淨我,使我比雪更白。
求你讓我聽到歡喜快樂的聲音,
讓我這被你壓碎的骨頭可以歡跳。
求你饒恕我的罪過,
除去我一切的罪惡。
10 上帝啊,
求你為我造一顆純潔的心,
使我裡面重新有正直的靈。
11 不要丟棄我,
使我離開你,
也不要從我身上收回你的聖靈。
12 求你讓我重新享受蒙你拯救的喜樂,
賜我一顆樂意順服你的心靈。
13 這樣,我就能把你的法則教導罪人,
使他們歸向你。
14 拯救我的上帝啊,
求你赦免我殺人流血的罪,
使我頌揚你的公義。
15 主啊,求你開我的口,
我要向你發出讚美。
16 你不喜歡祭物,
否則我會獻上,
你也不喜愛燔祭。
17 你所要的祭是憂傷的心靈。
上帝啊,你必不輕看憂傷痛悔的心。
18 求你恩待錫安,重建耶路撒冷的城牆。
19 那時,你必悅納誠心獻上的祭物、燔祭和全牲燔祭,
人們必把公牛獻在你的壇上。