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By David.
— An Instruction.
O the happiness of him whose transgression [is] forgiven, Whose sin is covered.
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O the happiness of a man, To whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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When I have kept silence, become old have my bones, Through my roaring all the day.
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When by day and by night Thy hand is heavy upon me, My moisture hath been changed Into the droughts of summer.
Selah.
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My sin I cause Thee to know, And mine iniquity I have not covered.
I have said, `I confess concerning My transgressions to Jehovah,' And ThouThou hast taken away, The iniquity of my sin.
Selah.
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For this doth every saintly one pray to Thee, As the time to find.
Surely at an overflowing of many waters, Unto him they come not.
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Thou [art] a hiding-place for me, From distress Thou dost keep me, [With] songs of deliverance dost compass me.
Selah.
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I cause thee to act wisely, And direct thee in the way that thou goest, I cause mine eye to take counsel concerning thee.
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Be ye not as a horse — as a mule, Without understanding, With bridle and bit, its ornaments, to curb, Not to come near unto thee.
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Many [are] the pains of the wicked;
As to him who is trusting in Jehovah, Kindness doth compass him.
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Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous, And sing, all ye upright of heart!