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Psalm 51

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1. For the choir director, a worship song of David, lamnattstsêach mizmôwr ledâwid
2. on the visit of Nathan the prophet
concerning the time he went in to Bath Sheba‘
bebôw’-’êlâyw nâthân hannâbîy’
ka’asher-bâ’ ’el-bath-shâba‘
3. Be gracious to me, Elohim, according to your kindness,
according to the greatness of your nurture wipe away my faults.
chânnênîy ’elôhîym kechaçedekhâ
kerôb rachameykhâ mechêh pheshâ‘ây
4. Thoroughly wash me from my wrong-doing
and from my flaws make me clean,
hereb kabbeçênîy mê‘awônîy
ûmêchattâ’thîy taharênîy
5. for my faults indeed I know,
and my flaws are plain to me continually.
kîy-pheshâ‘ay ’anîy ’êdâ‘
wechattâ’thîy negedîy thâmîyd
6. Before you, before only you I have failed,
and the harm in your eyes is of my own making,
for indeed you are right in your speech,
you are pure in your judgement.
lekhâ lebaddekhâ châtâ’thîy
wehâra‘ be‘êyneykhâ ‘âsîythîy
lema‘an titsedaq bedâbrekhâ
tizekeh beshâphetekhâ
7. Surely in wrong-doing I writhed at birth,
flawed even in the hot passion of my mother.
hên-be‘âwôwn chôwlâletîy
ûbechête’ yechemathenîy ’immîy
8. Surely faithfulness delights you in the hidden places
and the sealed chamber wisdom you impart to me
hên-’emeth châphatsetâ battuchôwth
ûbeçâthum chokhmâ thôwdîy‘ênîy
9. lave me with hyssop and I will be clean
wash me and even more than snow I shall be white
techatte’ênîy be’êzôwb we’etehâr
tekhabbeçênîy ûmishsheleg ’alebîyn
10. Cause me to hear celebration and gladness
allow rejoicing in the bones you have crushed
tashemîy‘ênîy sâsôwn wesimechâh
tâggêlenâh ‘atsâmôwth dikkîythâ
11. Turn away your face from my flaws
and all my wrong-doing wipe away.
haçetêr pâneykhâ mêchatâ’ây
wekol-‘awônôthay mechêh
12. A heart that is clean create for me Elohim
and a spirit that is sure renew inside me.
lêb tahôwr berâ’-lîy ’elôhîym
werûach nâkhôwn chaddêsh beqirebîy
13. Do not fling me away from your face,
and the spirit of your holiness, do not take it from me.
’al-tashelîykhênîy millephâneykhâ
werûach qâdshekhâ ’al-tiqqach mimmennîy
14. Restore I pray to me celebration in your salvation
and a spirit that is willing foster in me.
hâshîybâh lîy sesôwn yish‘ekhâ
werûach nedîybâh thiçmekhênîy
15. I will teach those at fault your ways
and those who are flawed to you restore
alammedâh phôshe‘îym derâkheykhâ
wechattâ’îym ’êlêykhâ yâshûbû
16. Snatch me away from blood-guilt Elohim,
Elohim of my deliverance.
Cry out my tongue of your right dealings -
hatstsîylênîy middâmîym ’elôhîym
elôhêy theshû‘âthîy
terannên leshôwnîy tsideqâthekhâ
17. Adonay my lips will open,
and my mouth declare your praises,
adônây sephâthay tiphetâch
ûphîy yaggîyd tehillâthekhâ
18. since you do not delight in sacrifice - or I would give it -
offered-up things you do not favour.
kîy lô’-thatchepôts zebach we’ettênâh
‘ôwlâh lô’ thiretseh
19. The sacrifices of Elohim are a spirit broken
a heart broken and crushed
Elohim do not despise.
zibechêy ’elôhîym rûach nishebârâh
lêb-nishebâr wenidekeh
elôhîym lô’ thibezeh
20. Make good I pray in your favour to Tsiyon,
rebuild the walls of Yerushalam.
hêytîybâh biretsôwnekhâ ’eth-tsîyyôwn
tibeneh chôwmôwth yerûshâlâm
21. Then you will delight in sacrifices of right relationship,
offerings burnt and whole.
Then offered up on your altar are young bulls.
’âz tachepôts zibechêy-tsedeq
‘ôwlâh wekhâlîyl
’az ya‘alôw ‘al-mizbachakhâ phârîym
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