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Yet, you desire truth and sincerity.[a]
    Deep down inside me you teach me wisdom.
Purify me from sin with hyssop,[b] and I will be clean.[c]
Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
    Let me hear sounds of joy and gladness.
    Let the bones that you have broken dance.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 51:6 Hebrew meaning uncertain.
  2. Psalm 51:7 Branches from the hyssop plant were used in purification rites.
  3. Psalm 51:7 “Clean” refers to anything that Moses’ Teachings say is presentable to God.
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