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:
Now notice his tri-fold request for God’s merciful action:
- Blot out
- Wash me
- Cleanse me