Psalm 51:10 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. I was recently blessed by reading an article by my Old Testament professor in the Fall 2002 issue of Biblical Illustrator. The article is titled "A New Creation". In this Psalm, David is asking God to do something only He can do. The word for create is the Hebrew word bara. It is the same word for create used in Genesis 1:1, 1:21, and 1:27. This verb must always have God as the subject because it is something only He can do. It is to create something from nothing. That really sheds some new light on 2 Corinthians 5:17. 2 Corinthians 5:17 17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. I hope everyone gets a blessing from this like I did. I can't explain it nearly as well as the original article.