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A Davidic instruction.a
The Blessings of Forgiveness
1How blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2How blessed is the person against whom the LORD does not charge iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
my bodyc wasted away
by my groaning all day long.
4For your hand was heavy upon me day and night;
my strength was exhausted
as in a summer drought.
5My sin I acknowledged to you;
my iniquity I did not hide.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD.”
And you forgave the guilt of my sin!
Surely a flood of great waters will not reach him.
7You are my hiding place;
you will deliver me from trouble
and surround me with shouts of deliverance.
8I will instruct you and teach you
concerning the path you should walk;
I will direct you with my eye.
9Don’t be like a horse or mule,
They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths;
otherwise they will not remain near you.
10The wicked have many sorrows,
but gracious love surrounds those who trust in the LORD.
11Righteous ones, be glad in the LORD and rejoice!
Shout for joy, all of you who are upright in heart!
a 32:T Lit. maskil
b 32:3 The Heb. lacks about my sin
c 32:3 Lit. bones
d 32:6 Lit. at a time of finding