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Psalm 51:6-8 The Passion Translation (TPT)

I know that you delight to set your truth deep in my spirit.[a]
    So come into the hidden places of my heart
    and teach me wisdom.

David’s Cleansing

Purify my conscience! Make this leper clean again![b]
    Wash me in your love until I am pure in heart.[c]
Satisfy me in your sweetness, and my song of joy will return.
    The places you have crushed within me
    will rejoice in your healing touch.[d]


  1. 51:6 The Hebrew word bat-ţuchâh, although difficult to translate, can mean “something that is covered over, hidden, or concealed.” This could be paraphrased as “you desire light in my darkness” or “you want truth to expose my secrets.”
  2. 51:7 The Hebrew text contains the word hyssop. This was a bushy plant used for sprinkling blood on a healed leper to ceremonially cleanse him for the worship of God. See Lev. 14:3–7; Num. 19.
  3. 51:7 Or “Wash me with the snow from above so I can be whitened.”
  4. 51:8 In this beautiful verse, the broken places (“places you have crushed”) are literally “broken bones.” Our bones speak allegorically of our inner being, our emotional strength.
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