To the director. A melody of David, when Nathan the prophet came in to him after David had relations with Bath-sheʹba.+
Blot out my transgressions according to your great mercy.+
Therefore, you are righteous when you speak,
You are right in your judgment.+
Wash me, so that I will be whiter than snow.+
11 Do not cast me out from your presence;
And do not take your holy spirit away from me.
So that my tongue may joyfully declare your righteousness.+
You do not find delight in a whole burnt offering.+
17 The sacrifices pleasing to God are a broken spirit;
18 In your goodwill do what is good for Zion;
Build up the walls of Jerusalem.