1Have mercy upon me, O
God, according to thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of thy
tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3For I acknowledge my
transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4Against thee, thee
only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be
justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
9Hide thy face from my
sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10Create in me a clean
heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
(Psalm 51, King James Version)