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Psalm 51:16-18 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

16 Rescue me from violent bloodshed, God, my saving God,
    and my tongue will sing joyfully of your justice.
17 Lord, you will open my lips;
    and my mouth will proclaim your praise.
18 For you do not desire sacrifice[a] or I would give it;
    a burnt offering you would not accept.

Footnotes:

  1. 51:18 For you do not desire sacrifice: the mere offering of the ritual sacrifice apart from good dispositions is not acceptable to God, cf. Ps 50.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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