18 The Lord is close(A) to the brokenhearted(B)
    and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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17 My sacrifice,(A) O God, is[a] a broken spirit;
    a broken and contrite heart(B)
    you, God, will not despise.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 51:17 Or The sacrifices of God are

Has not my hand made all these things,(A)
    and so they came into being?”
declares the Lord.

“These are the ones I look on with favor:
    those who are humble and contrite in spirit,(B)
    and who tremble at my word.(C)

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
    And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly(A) and to love mercy
    and to walk humbly[a](B) with your God.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 6:8 Or prudently

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
    for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.(A)

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