A Psalm of David, Maschil.
1
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer.
Selah.
5
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD;
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
Selah.
6
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7
Thou art my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
Selah.
8
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
11
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.