A.(8) Make me to hear joy and gladness;
that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
B. (9) Hide thy face from my sins,
and blot out all mine iniquities.
C. (10) Create in me a clean heart, O God;
C’. and renew a right spirit within me.
B’. (11) Cast me not away from thy presence;
and take not thy holy spirit from me.
A’. (12) Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation;
and uphold me with thy free spirit.
A. (13) Then will I teach transgressors thy ways;
and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
B. (14) Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God,
B’. thou God of my salvation:
A’. and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
(15) O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
A. (16) For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it:
B. thou delightest not in burnt offering.
C. (17) The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
D. (18) Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:
D’ . build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
C’. (19) Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
B’. with burnt offering and whole burnt offering:
A’. then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.