David prayeth for remission of sins, whereof he maketh a deep confession.
Psalms 51:1 Haue mercy vpon me (o God) after thy goodnes, & acordinge vnto thy greate mercies, do awaye myne offences. Psalms 51:2 Wash me well fro my wickednesse, & clense me fro my synne. Psalms 51:3 For I knowlege my fautes, and my synne is euer before me. Psalms 51:4 Agaynst the only, agaynst the haue I synned, and done euell in thy sight: that thou mightest be iustified in thy saynges, and shuldest ouercome when thou art iudged. Psalms 51:5 Beholde, I was borne in wickednesse, and in synne hath my mother conceaued me.
He prayeth for sanctification.
Psalms 51:6 But lo, thou hast a pleasure in the treuth, and hast shewed me secrete wysdome. Psalms 51:7 O reconcile me with Isope, and I shal be clene: wash thou me, and I shalbe whyter then snowe. Psalms 51:8 Oh let me heare of ioye and gladnesse, that the bones which thou hast broken, maye reioyse. Psalms 51:9 Turne thy face fro my synnes, and put out all my mysdedes. Psalms 51:10 Make me a clene hert (o God) and renue a right sprete within me. Psalms 51:11 Cast me not awaie from thy presence, and take not thy holy sprete fro me. Psalms 51:12 O geue me the comforte of thy helpe agayne, and stablish me with thy fre sprete. Psalms 51:13 Then shal I teach thy wayes vnto the wicked, that synners maye be conuerted vnto the. Psalms 51:14 Delyuer me from bloudegyltynesse o God, thou that art the God of my health, that my tonge maye prayse thy rightuousnesse. Psalms 51:15 Open my lippes (O LORDE) that my mouth maye shewe thy prayse.
God delighteth not in sacrifice, but in sincerity.
Psalms 51:16 For yf thou haddest pleasure in sacrifice, I wolde geue it the: but thou delytest not in burntofferynges. Psalms 51:17 The sacrifice of God is a troubled sprete, a broken and a cotrite hert (o God) shalt thou not despise.
He prayeth for the Church.
Psalms 51:18 O be fauorable and gracious vnto Sion, that the walles of Ierusalem maye be buylded. Psalms 51:19 For then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifice of rightuousnesse, with the burntofferynges and oblacions: then shal they laye bullockes vpon thine aulter.