1
{Of David.
Instruction.}
Blessed is he [whose] transgression is forgiven, [whose] sin is covered!
2
Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah reckoneth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile!
3
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old, through my groaning all the day long.
4
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me;
my moisture was turned into the drought of summer.
Selah.
5
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity I covered not;
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah, and *thou* forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
Selah.
6
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee at a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they will not reach him.
7
Thou art a hiding-place for me;
thou preservest me from trouble;
thou dost encompass me with songs of deliverance.
Selah.
8
I will instruct thee and teach thee the way in which thou shalt go;
I will counsel [thee] with mine eye upon thee.
9
Be ye not as a horse, as a mule, which have no understanding: whose trappings must be bit and bridle, for restraint, or they will not come unto thee.
10
Many sorrows hath the wicked;
but he that confideth in Jehovah, loving-kindness shall encompass him.
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Rejoice in Jehovah, and be glad, ye righteous;
and shout for joy, all ye upright in heart.