Psalm 32 New Living Translation

The Blessedness of Forgiveness

32 1  Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! 2  Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! 3  When I refused to confess my sin, my body wasted away, and I groaned all day long. 4  Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me. My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Interlude 5  Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, "I will confess my rebellion to the Lord ." And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Interlude 6  Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time, that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.

7  For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. Interlude 8  The Lord says, "I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you. 9  Do not be like a senseless horse or mule that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control." 10  Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord . 11  So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him! Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!


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