The Blessedness of Forgiveness
321 By David.—An Instruction. O the happiness of him whose transgression 'is' forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2 O the happiness of a man, To whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 When I have kept silence, become old have my bones, Through my roaring all the day. 4 When by day and by night Thy hand is heavy upon me, My moisture hath been changed Into the droughts of summer. Selah. 5 My sin I cause Thee to know, And mine iniquity I have not covered. I have said, 'I confess concerning My transgressions to Jehovah,' And Thou—Thou hast taken away, The iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6 For this doth every saintly one pray to Thee, As the time to find. Surely at an overflowing of many waters, Unto him they come not.
7 Thou 'art' a hiding-place for me, From distress Thou dost keep me, 'With' songs of deliverance dost compass me. Selah. 8 I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee. 9 Be ye not as a horse—as a mule, Without understanding, With bridle and bit, its ornaments, to curb, Not to come near unto thee. 10 Many 'are' the pains of the wicked; As to him who is trusting in Jehovah, Kindness doth compass him. 11 Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous, And sing, all ye upright of heart!