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Psalms 51 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.


Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.


For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.

4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.

5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.


Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.


Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.


Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.


a. Psalms 51:1 In Hebrew texts 51:1-19 is numbered 51:3-21.

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Jeff Strite avatar
Den Of Iniquity
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jun, 2016
Summary: Iniquity is sin at its worst. It is the a state where a person is so depraved that evil is normal. How do people get into that way of living and thinking? And how can they escape it?
Series: Christianese
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
#17 Understanding love: FAILURE IS NOT THE END
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr, 2016
Summary: This is part #17 in UNDERSTANDING LOVE. THIS IS A GOOD LESSON as part of the seies or a stand alone lesson. Failure is not failure unless we make the choice to not get up and try again. Many Biblical characters appeared as failures UNTIL...
David Henderson avatar
A Clean Slate
Shared by: David Henderson on Mar, 2016
Summary: A msg for kids to help them start the new year fresh. To help them understand forgiveness.
Scripture: Psalms 51:7
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 130
Mike Dankson avatar
When the Preacher stabbed the King
Shared by: Mike Dankson on Mar, 2016
Summary: Psalm 51 leads us through the fall and restoration of one of God's choice servants
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-12
Denomination: *other
Views: 207
Anthony Zibolski avatar
The way of forgiveness
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Mar, 2016
Summary: Forgiveness is what most expect from others but is the hardest thing for us to do for others.
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-13
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 124
Genesis Time
Shared by: KEITH MAYNARD on Mar, 2016
Summary: A New Beginning
Scripture: Psalms 51:10-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 216
Marc Phillips avatar
Joy To The World
Shared by: Marc Phillips on Dec, 2015
Summary: We should carry our Joy in everything we do. Our joy is a gift of the Holy Spirit and when we are less than joyful we are squashing that spirit. Joy to the World is not just for Christmas, but for all year long!
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-13
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 369
Bob Faulkner avatar
Election in the Pentateuch
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Nov, 2015
Summary: The doctrines of election are all over the Scriptures. Here is a look at the main verses in the Pentateuch.
Scripture: Psalms 51:5
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 202
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-15
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 128
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-19
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 99
Ian Humphrey avatar
Four Steps To Revival
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Four Steps To Revival
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-13
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 158
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-19
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 98
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-19
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 118
Matthew Parker avatar
King David Reconciled
Shared by: Matthew Parker on Nov, 2015
Summary: Biblical characters can teach us a lot, through their sins and errors in judgment and through their pursuit of God.
Paul Basehore avatar
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2015
Summary: A complete transformation is necessary for us to continue living in Christ.
Series: Baking Bread
Perry Greene avatar
Heart Construction
Shared by: Perry Greene on Aug, 2015
Summary: Not only can God remove our hard hearts of stone and give us new ones, he can construct pure hearts within us.
Brian Bill avatar
When You Feel Like a Failure
Shared by: Brian Bill on Aug, 2015
Summary: When you're in misery, call out to God for mercy.
Lynn Malone avatar
A Psad, Psad Psong
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Jul, 2015
Summary: David's prayer of confession came as a result of a sad time in his life, but it became a song of grace and forgiveness.
Stephen Evans avatar
Wax Apples and the Fruit of the Spirit
Shared by: Stephen Evans on Jul, 2015
Summary: This message is about taking inventory of our spiritual fruit to be sure that it's authentic and not just something that we put on display for others to see.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 51:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 353
Ajai Prakash avatar
Dead Men Walking
Shared by: Ajai Prakash on Jul, 2015
Summary: So are we dead men walking? Is it a possibility that the Spirit of God has left us? Are we more sensitive to people than the Holy Spirit? Do we really Love God above everything else in life? If so, is it evident (genuinely) to folks around us?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 51:10-12
Views: 1,615
Larry Turner avatar
A Rut Stuck Life
Shared by: Larry Turner on Jul, 2015
Summary: People live lives digging spiritual ruts, stuck in them. and lving in them. This sermon looks at whta those lives look like and how to get out of that rut stuck life.
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Getting Fit for the Kingdom"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Mar, 2015
Summary: The sermon shares how we get ready for the kingdom of heaven based on David's plea.
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-13
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 239
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Create In Me A Clean Heart
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Mar, 2015
Summary: The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart These, O' God, you will not despise. Create in me a clean Heart O' God!
based on 77 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 15,607
David Roth avatar
Give up giving up
Shared by: David Roth on Feb, 2015
Summary: Ash Wednesday (B). Too often we focus on our outward behavior, our sins. But the root of our problem is not sins, but sin, our sinful nature. Joel urges us to "Turn to God and live."
Jeffrey Wildrick avatar
C.P.R. for the Soul
Shared by: Jeffrey Wildrick on Feb, 2015
Summary: Examining Psalm 51, we see the pattern of Confession, Pardon, and Re-Creation (CPR) at work in David's life, and still effective for us today through the work of Jesus Christ. Preached on Ash Wednesday as an introduction to the season of Lent
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-19
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 1,495
Troy Borst avatar
Christian Atheist: Shame
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jan, 2015
Summary: what do we do? How do we break through shame and come out the other side? How do we smash out of self-recrimination and move on with our lives basking in the forgiveness of God?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 51:1-12
Views: 1,343
Ralph Andrus avatar
Bring Back Joy
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Jan, 2015
Summary: 1.) We Were Created To Be Joyful 2.) Joy Comes From The Lord . 3.) Joy Comes Through Faith 4.) Sin A Joy Robber 5.) Pain Does Not Have To Stop Your Joy 6.) Have Unlimited Joy
Scripture: Psalms 51:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,051
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
You can alter your moods and emotions!
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec, 2014
Summary: Who are you punishing by accepting bad moods? You must control your emotions by faith. Do you blame others for your moods?
Scripture: Psalms 51:10
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 805
Curry Pikkaart avatar
Mercy Me
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Aug, 2014
Summary: In a society filled with guilt ridden people, how do we get rid of our guilt?
Series: Soul Talk
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I can't live without Your presence
Shared by: Paddick Van Zyl on Aug, 2014
Summary: We are created to live in and enjoy God's presence daily....Why is the presence so God so important?
Scripture: Psalms 51:10-17
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,017