Psalm 32 Revised Standard Version

The Blessedness of Forgiveness

32 1  A Psalm of David. A Maskil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2  Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3  When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4  For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. [Selah] 5  I acknowledged my sin to thee, and I did not hide my iniquity; I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord"; then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. [Selah] 6  Therefore let every one who is godly offer prayer to thee; at a time of distress, in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him.

7  Thou art a hiding place for me, thou preservest me from trouble; thou dost encompass me with deliverance. [Selah] 8  I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. 9  Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, else it will not keep with you. 10  Many are the pangs of the wicked; but steadfast love surrounds him who trusts in the Lord. 11  Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!


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