Psalms Chapter 32 |
1Of David. A maskil.
Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered over.
2Happy the man whom the Lord does not hold guilty,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3As long as I said nothing,
my limbs wasted away
from my anguished roaring all day long.
4For night and day
Your hand lay heavy on me;
my vigor waned
as in the summer drought. Selah.
5Then I acknowledged my sin to You;
I did not cover up my guilt;
I resolved, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.
6Therefore let every faithful man pray to You
upon discovering [his sin],
that the rushing mighty waters
not overtake him.
7You are my shelter;
You preserve me from distress;
You surround me with the joyous shouts of deliverance.
8Let me enlighten you
and show you which way to go;
let me offer counsel; my eye is on you.
9Be not like a senseless horse or mule
whose movement must be curbed by bit and bridle;
far be it from you!
10Many are the torments of the wicked,
but he who trusts in the Lord
shall be surrounded with favor.
11Rejoice in the Lord and exult, O you righteous;
shout for joy, all upright men!