Book of Psalms

The Douay-Rheims Bible


Chapter 50

1    Unto the end, a psalm of David,
2    When Nathan the prophet came to him after he had sinned with Bethsabee.
3    Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy. And according to the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my iniquity.
4    Wash me yet more from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
5    For I know my iniquity, and my sin is always before me.
6    To thee only have I sinned, and have done evil before thee: that thou mayst be justified in thy words and mayst overcome when thou art judged.
7    For behold I was conceived in iniquities; and in sins did my mother conceive me.
8    For behold thou hast loved truth: the uncertain and hidden things of thy wisdom thou hast made manifest to me.
9    Thou shalt sprinkle me with hyssop, and I shall be cleansed: thou shalt wash me, and I shall be made whiter than snow.
10    To my hearing thou shalt give joy and gladness: and the bones that have been humbled shall rejoice.
11    Turn away thy face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities.
12    Create a clean heart in me, O God: and renew a right spirit within my bowels.
13    Cast me not away from thy face; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
14    Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and strengthen me with a perfect spirit.
15    I will teach the unjust thy ways: and the wicked shall be converted to thee.
16    Deliver me from blood, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall extol thy justice.
17    O Lord, thou wilt open my lips: and my mouth shall declare thy praise.
18    For if thou hadst desired sacrifice, I would indeed have given it: with burnt offerings thou wilt not be delighted.
19    A sacrifice to God is an afflicted spirit: a contrite and humbled heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
20    Deal favourably, O Lord, in thy good will with Sion; that the walls of Jerusalem may be built up.
21    Then shalt thou accept the sacrifice of justice, oblations and whole burnt offerings: then shall they lay calves upon thy altar.