1: To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David, in the coming inn unto him of Nathan the prophet, when he hath gone in unto Bath-Sheba. Favour me, O God, according to Thy kindness, According to the abundance of Thy mercies, Blot out my transgressions. 2: Thoroughly wash me from mine iniquity, And from my sin cleanse me, 3: For my transgressions I do know, And my sin [is] before me continually. 4: Against Thee, Thee only, I have sinned, And done the evil thing in Thine eyes, So that Thou art righteous in Thy words, Thou art pure in Thy judging. 5: Lo, in iniquity I have been brought forth, And in sin doth my mother conceive me. 6: Lo, truth Thou hast desired in the inward parts, And in the hidden part Wisdom Thou causest me to know. 7: Thou cleansest me with hyssop and I am clean, Washest me, and than snow I am whiter. 8: Thou causest me to hear joy and gladness, Thou makest joyful bones Thou hast bruised. 9: Hide Thy face from my sin. And all mine iniquities blot out. 10: A clean heart prepare for me, O God, And a right spirit renew within me. 11: Cast me not forth from Thy presence, And Thy Holy Spirit take not from me. 12: Restore to me the joy of Thy salvation, And a willing spirit doth sustain me. 13: I teach transgressors Thy ways, And sinners unto Thee do return. 14: Deliver me from blood, O God, God of my salvation, My tongue singeth of Thy righteousness. 15: O Lord, my lips thou dost open, And my mouth declareth Thy praise. 16: For Thou desirest not sacrifice, or I give [it], Burnt-offering Thou acceptest not. 17: The sacrifices of God [are] a broken spirit, A heart broken and bruised, O God, Thou dost not despise. 18: Do good in Thy good pleasure with Zion, Thou dost build the walls of Jerusalem. 19: Then Thou desirest sacrifices of righteousness, Burnt-offering, and whole burnt-offering, Then they offer bullocks on thine altar!