Question: Complete the following sentence from Psalm 51:10: "Create in me a clean heart O God and renew..."
Answer: "a right spirit within me." (Psalm 51:10)
Comments: The superscription of Psalm 51 indicates that it was a song of contrition written by David after his affair with Bathsheba and conspiracy to kill her husband. (II Samuel 11) It is the only superscription that references this incident. It has become the most famous of the seven Penitential Psalms. In it, David pleas for the removal of the personal disorder that his sin has brought.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10, NASB)
Note: This painting of King David playing the harp was created by Domenico Zampieri (1581-1641).