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.

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

Rescue me from bloodguiltiness, O God, the God of my salvation;
Then my tongue will sing joyfully of Your righteousness and Your justice.
O Lord, open my lips,
That my mouth may declare Your praise.
For You do not delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
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.

By Your favor do good to Zion;
May You rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
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.

New Russian Translation

Псалтирь 51:1-11

Псалом 51

1Дирижеру хора. Наставление Давида, 2когда эдомитянин Доэг пришел к Саулу и сообщил ему: «Давид в доме Ахимелеха»51:2 См. 1 Цар. 21–22 гл..

3Что хвалишься злодейством, сильный?

Весь день со мной милость Божья!

4Твой язык замышляет гибель;

он подобен отточенной бритве, о коварный.

5Зло ты любишь больше добра

и ложь – сильнее, чем слова правды. Пауза

6Ты любишь гибельные слова

и язык вероломный.

7Но Бог погубит тебя навек;

Он схватит тебя и выкинет прочь из шатра,

исторгнет твой корень из земли живых. Пауза

8Увидят праведники и устрашатся,

посмеются над ним, говоря:

9«Вот человек,

который не сделал Бога своей крепостью,

а верил в свои сокровища

и укреплялся, уничтожая других51:9 Букв.: «своей гибелью» или «своим желанием».

10А я подобен оливе,

зеленеющей в Божьем доме,

я верю в Божью милость вовеки.

11Буду славить Тебя вовек за сделанное Тобой.

Перед Твоими верными я буду уповать на Твое имя,

потому что оно прекрасно.