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Psalm 32

A Psalm of David. A Contemplative Maskil.

Blessed is he
    whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man
    against whom the Lord does not count iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

When I kept silent,
    my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
For day and night
    Your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was changed
    into the drought of summer. Selah

I acknowledged my sin to You,
    and my iniquity I did not conceal.
I said, “I will confess
    my transgressions to the Lord,”
and You forgave
    the iniquity of my sin. Selah

For this cause everyone who is godly will pray to You
    in a time when You may be found;
surely in the floods of great waters
    they will not reach him.
You are my hiding place;
    You will preserve me from trouble;
    You will surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye on you.
Do not be as the horse or as the mule
    that are without understanding,
that must be restrained with bit and bridle,
    or they will not come near you.
10 Many sorrows come to the wicked,
    but lovingkindness will surround
    the man who trusts in the Lord.

11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, you righteous one;
    and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!