1: Have pity on me, O God, in your mercy; out of a full heart, take away my sin. 2: Let all my wrongdoing be washed away, and make me clean from evil. 3: For I am conscious of my error; my sin is ever before me. 4: Against you, you only, have I done wrong, working that which is evil in your eyes; so that your words may be seen to be right, and you may be clear when you are judging. 5: Truly, I was formed in evil, and in sin did my mother give me birth. 6: Your desire is for what is true in the inner parts: in the secrets of my soul you will give me knowledge of wisdom. 7: Make me free from sin with hyssop: let me be washed whiter than snow. 8: Make me full of joy and rapture; so that the bones which have been broken may be glad. 9: Let your face be turned from my wrongdoing, and take away all my sins. 10: Make a clean heart in me, O God; give me a right spirit again. 11: Do not put me away from before you, or take your holy spirit from me. 12: Give me back the joy of your salvation; let a free spirit be my support. 13: Then will I make your ways clear to wrongdoers; and sinners will be turned to you. 14: Be my saviour from violent death, O God, the God of my salvation; and my tongue will give praise to your righteousness. 15: O Lord, let my lips be open, so that my mouth may make clear your praise. 16: You have no desire for an offering or I would give it; you have no delight in burned offerings. 17: The offerings of God are a broken spirit; a broken and sorrowing heart, O God, you will not put from you. 18: Do good to Zion in your good pleasure, building up the walls of Jerusalem. 19: Then you will have delight in the offerings of righteousness, in burned offerings and offerings of beasts; then they will make offerings of oxen on your altar.