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A Psalm of David.
Maschil.
Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned.
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Happy is the man unto whom the LORD counteth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
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When I kept silence, my bones wore away through my groaning all the day long.
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For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me;
my sap was turned as in the droughts of summer.
Selah
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I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid;
I said: "I will make confession concerning my transgressions unto the LORD" - and Thou, Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
Selah
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For this let every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found;
surely, when the great waters overflow, they will not reach unto him.
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Thou art my hiding-place;
Thou wilt preserve me from the adversary;
with songs of deliverance Thou wilt compass me about.
Selah
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"I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go;
I will give counsel, Mine eye being upon thee."
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Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding;
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, that they come not near unto thee.
10
Many are the sorrows of the wicked;
but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy compasseth him about.
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Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous;
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.