Psalm 32:1
New International Version
Of David. A maskil. Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

New Living Translation
Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight!

English Standard Version
Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Berean Study Bible
Of David. A Maskil. Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

King James Bible
A Psalm of David, Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

New King James Version
A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.

New American Standard Bible
A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose wrongdoing is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

NASB 1995
A Psalm of David. A Maskil. How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

NASB 1977
How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

Amplified Bible
A Psalm of David. A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem. Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, favored by God] is he whose transgression is forgiven, And whose sin is covered.

Christian Standard Bible
Of David. A Maskil. How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Davidic. A Maskil. How joyful is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!

American Standard Version
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Blessed is he whose evil is forgiven him and his sins have been covered for him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
A Psalm of instruction by David. Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and who sins are covered.

Contemporary English Version
Our LORD, you bless everyone whose sins you forgive and wipe away.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To David himself, understanding. Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

English Revised Version
A Psalm of David. Maschil. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Good News Translation
Happy are those whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[A psalm by David; a [maskil] Blessed is the person whose disobedience is forgiven and whose sin is pardoned.

International Standard Version
How blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

JPS Tanakh 1917
[A Psalm] of David. Maschil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned.

Literal Standard Version
AN INSTRUCTION OF DAVID. O the blessedness of him whose transgression [is] forgiven, Whose sin is covered.

NET Bible
By David; a well-written song. How blessed is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, whose sin is pardoned!

New Heart English Bible
[By David. A contemplative psalm.] Happy are those whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

World English Bible
Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Young's Literal Translation
By David. -- An Instruction. O the happiness of him whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Providence of God
1Of David. A Maskil. Blessed is he whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2Blessed is the man whose iniquity the LORD does not count against him, in whose spirit there is no deceit.…

Cross References
Matthew 6:12
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Romans 4:7
"Blessed are they whose lawless acts are forgiven, whose sins are covered.

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

Deuteronomy 33:29
Blessed are you, O Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD? He is the shield that protects you, the sword in which you boast. Your enemies will cower before you, and you shall trample their high places."

Psalm 85:2
You forgave the iniquity of Your people; You covered all their sin. Selah

Psalm 103:3
He who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases,


Treasury of Scripture

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

A.

Psalm 42:1
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Psalm 45:1
To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, for the sons of Korah, Maschil, A Song of loves. My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm 52:1
To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.

Blessed

Psalm 1:1,2
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful…

Psalm 40:4
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Psalm 84:12
O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

transgression

Isaiah 1:18
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

Isaiah 43:25
I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.

Isaiah 44:22
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee.

covered

Psalm 85:2
Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

Nehemiah 4:5
And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee: for they have provoked thee to anger before the builders.









(1, 2) Transgression--sin--iniquity.--The same terms used here to express the compass and heinousness of sin are found, though in different order, in Exodus 34:7. For St. Paul's reading of this passage, see Romans 4:6-7.

Verse 1. - Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, and whose sin is covered. There are three aspects under which sin is viewed in Holy Scripture:

1. As an offence against God's Law. This is "transgression" - ἀνομία.

2. As an offence against the eternal and immutable rule of right. This is "sin" - ἁμαρτία.

3. As an internal depravation and defilement of the sinner's soul. This is "iniquity " - ἀδικία (comp. Exodus 34:7). Each aspect of sin has its own especial remedy, or manner of removal. The "transgression" is "lifted up," "taken away,"- αἵρεται ἀφαίρεται - more vaguely ἀφίεται. The "sin" is "covered, .... hidden" - καλύπτετα ἐπικαλύπτεται. The "iniquity" is "not imputed" - οὐ λογίζεται. The union of all three, as here in vers. 1, 2, is complete remission or forgiveness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Of David.
לְדָוִ֗ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

A Maskil.
מַ֫שְׂכִּ֥יל (maś·kîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4905: Instructive, a didactic poem

Blessed is he
אַשְׁרֵ֥י (’aš·rê)
Interjection
Strong's 835: Happiness, interjection, how happy!

whose transgressions
פֶּ֗שַׁע (pe·ša‘)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6588: Transgression

are forgiven,
נְֽשׂוּי־ (nə·śui-)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

whose sins
חֲטָאָֽה׃ (ḥă·ṭā·’āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2401: An offence, a sacrifice for, it

are covered.
כְּס֣וּי (kə·sui)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover


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