Psalm 32:2
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New International Version
Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.

New Living Translation
Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!

English Standard Version
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

New American Standard Bible
How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

King James Bible
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How joyful is the man the LORD does not charge with sin and in whose spirit is no deceit!

International Standard Version
How blessed is the person against whom the LORD does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

NET Bible
How blessed is the one whose wrongdoing the LORD does not punish, in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is the son of man whose sin Lord Jehovah will not account to him, and there is no deceit in his heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Blessed is the person whom the LORD no longer accuses of sin and who has no deceitful thoughts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guile.

King James 2000 Bible
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

American King James Version
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

American Standard Version
Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no guile.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah reckoneth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile!

English Revised Version
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

Webster's Bible Translation
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

World English Bible
Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh doesn't impute iniquity, in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of a man, To whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

32:1,2 Sin is the cause of our misery; but the true believer's transgressions of the Divine law are all forgiven, being covered with the atonement. Christ bare his sins, therefore they are not imputed to him. The righteousness of Christ being reckoned to us, and we being made the righteousness of God in him, our iniquity is not imputed, God having laid upon him the iniquity of us all, and made him a sin-offering for us. Not to impute sin, is God's act, for he is the Judge. It is God that justifies. Notice the character of him whose sins are pardoned; he is sincere, and seeks sanctification by the power of the Holy Ghost. He does not profess to repent, with an intention to indulge in sin, because the Lord is ready to forgive. He will not abuse the doctrine of free grace. And to the man whose iniquity is forgiven, all manner of blessings are promised.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity. "Iniquity" - the defilement of the sinner's own soul by sin - is not at once removable; if removable at all, it is only so by long lapse of time, and God's special mercy. But God can, at his own will and at any moment, "not impute" it - not count it against the sinner to his detriment. Then in God's sight the man is clean; it is as though the iniquity were not there. And in whose spirit there is no guile; i.e. no false seeming - no hypocrisy - where repentance has been sincere and real.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity,.... Or "does not think of it" (n); with respect unto men, at least to the harm of them; his thoughts are thoughts of peace, and not of evil; their sins and iniquities he remembers no more; he does not charge them with them, he does not reckon them, or place them to their account, having imputed them to his Son; see 2 Corinthians 5:19. The Apostle Paul interprets this as inclusive of the imputation of righteousness without works; even of the righteousness of Christ, in which the blessedness of a man lies, Romans 4:6; for such an one is accepted with God, is justified in his sight, and is secure from condemnation and wrath; it is well with him at all times, in life, at death, and at judgment; he is an heir of eternal life, will enter into it, and be for ever glorified;

and in whose spirit there is no guile: for being thoroughly convinced of sin, he is sincere in his repentance for it, without deceit and hypocrisy in his confession of it; as David, the Apostle Paul, and the publican were, when they acknowledged themselves sinners; his faith, in looking to Christ for pardon and righteousness, is from the heart, and is unfeigned, and so is his profession of it before God, angels, and men; and whatever hypocrisy and guile are remaining in the old man, there is none in the new spirit put into him; in the new man, which is created in him, and which sinneth not: as the other phrases are expressive of pardon and justification, this points at internal sanctification, and which serves to complete the description of the happy man; such an one as David himself was; and this happiness he illustrates from his own experience in the following verses.

(n) "cogitat", Piscator; "cogitando reputavit", Gejerus; so Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. imputeth—charge to him, and treat him accordingly.

no guile—or, deceit, no false estimate of himself, nor insincerity before God (compare Ro 8:1).

Psalm 32:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Blessed is He who is Forgiven
1A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered! 2How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit! 3When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away Through my groaning all day long.…
Cross References
John 1:47
When Jesus saw Nathanael approaching, he said of him, "Here truly is an Israelite in whom there is no deceit."

Romans 4:8
Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord will never count against them."

2 Corinthians 5:19
that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Revelation 14:5
No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.

Numbers 23:21
"No misfortune is seen in Jacob, no misery observed in Israel. The LORD their God is with them; the shout of the King is among them.

Deuteronomy 33:29
Blessed are you, Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is your shield and helper and your glorious sword. Your enemies will cower before you, and you will tread on their heights."
Treasury of Scripture

Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

The Lord

Leviticus 17:4 And brings it not to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, …

Romans 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when …

2 Corinthians 5:19-21 To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, …

whose

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

1 Peter 2:1,2 Why laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and …

Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault …

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