Psalms 32

Blessed Are the Forgiven

A Maskil
Probably a musical or liturgical term
of David.

1 b  Blessed is the one whose c  transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2Blessed is the man against whom the  Lord d  counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit e  there is no deceit.
3 For when I kept silent, my f  bones wasted away
through my g  groaning all day long.
4For day and night your h  hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up
Hebrew  my vitality was changed
as by the heat of summer.  Selah
5 I j  acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I k  will confess my transgressions to the  Lord,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.  Selah
6 Therefore let everyone who is l  godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you m  may be found;
surely in the rush of n  great waters,
they shall not reach him.
7You are a o  hiding place for me;
you preserve me from p  trouble;
you surround me with q  shouts of deliverance.  Selah
8 I will r  instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will s  counsel you with my eye upon you.
9 t  Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with u  bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
10 v  Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who w  trusts in the  Lord.
11 x  Be glad in the  Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and y  shout for joy, all you z  upright in heart!
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