Have mercy on me, God, according to Thy steadfast love; according to Thy
abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity and cleanse me from my
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before
Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned; and done that which is evil in Thy
sight, so that Thou art justified in Thy sentence and blameless in Thy judgment.
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother
Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me
wisdom in my secret heart.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be
whiter than snow.
Fill me with joy and gladness; let the bones which Thou hast broken
Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God; put a steadfast spirit within
Cast me not away from Thy presence, and take not Thy holy Spirit from
Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, and uphold me with a willing
spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Thy ways, and sinners will return to Thee.
Deliver me, O God, Thou God of my salvation, and my tongue will sing aloud
of Thy deliverance.
O Lord, open Thou my lips, and my mouth shall show forth Thy
For Thou hast no delight in sacrifice; were I to give burnt offering,
Thou wouldst not be pleased.
The sacrifice acceptable to Thee is a broken spirit; a humbled and
contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not spurn.
In Thy goodness, show favor to Zion: rebuild the walls of
Then wilt Thou delight in right sacrifices, in burnt offerings; then
holocausts will be offered on Thy altar.