Psalm 51:1-2

51:1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
blot out my transgressions.

2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
and cleanse me from my sin!

Notice the David’s tri-fold description of his adulterous actions:

  1. Transgressions
  2. Iniquity
  3. Sin

Now notice his tri-fold request for God’s merciful action:

  1. Blot out
  2. Wash me
  3. Cleanse me