Psalm 32

Of David. A maskil.[a]

Blessed is the one
    whose transgressions are forgiven,
    whose sins are covered.(A)
Blessed is the one
    whose sin the Lord does not count against them(B)
    and in whose spirit is no deceit.(C)

When I kept silent,(D)
    my bones wasted away(E)
    through my groaning(F) all day long.
For day and night
    your hand was heavy(G) on me;
my strength was sapped(H)
    as in the heat of summer.[b]

Then I acknowledged my sin to you
    and did not cover up my iniquity.(I)
I said, “I will confess(J)
    my transgressions(K) to the Lord.”
And you forgave
    the guilt of my sin.(L)

Therefore let all the faithful pray to you
    while you may be found;(M)
surely the rising(N) of the mighty waters(O)
    will not reach them.(P)
You are my hiding place;(Q)
    you will protect me from trouble(R)
    and surround me with songs of deliverance.(S)

I will instruct(T) you and teach you(U) in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my loving eye on(V) you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
    which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle(W)
    or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,(X)
    but the Lord’s unfailing love
    surrounds the one who trusts(Y) in him.

11 Rejoice in the Lord(Z) and be glad, you righteous;
    sing, all you who are upright in heart!

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 32:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term
  2. Psalm 32:4 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 7.

30 “Now prophesy all these words against them and say to them:

“‘The Lord will roar(A) from on high;
    he will thunder(B) from his holy dwelling(C)
    and roar mightily against his land.
He will shout like those who tread(D) the grapes,
    shout against all who live on the earth.
31 The tumult(E) will resound to the ends of the earth,
    for the Lord will bring charges(F) against the nations;
he will bring judgment(G) on all(H) mankind
    and put the wicked to the sword,(I)’”
declares the Lord.

32 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Look! Disaster(J) is spreading
    from nation to nation;(K)
a mighty storm(L) is rising
    from the ends of the earth.”(M)

33 At that time those slain(N) by the Lord will be everywhere—from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned or gathered(O) up or buried,(P) but will be like dung lying on the ground.

34 Weep and wail, you shepherds;(Q)
    roll(R) in the dust, you leaders of the flock.
For your time to be slaughtered(S) has come;
    you will fall like the best of the rams.[a](T)
35 The shepherds will have nowhere to flee,
    the leaders of the flock no place to escape.(U)
36 Hear the cry(V) of the shepherds,(W)
    the wailing of the leaders of the flock,
    for the Lord is destroying their pasture.
37 The peaceful meadows will be laid waste
    because of the fierce anger of the Lord.
38 Like a lion(X) he will leave his lair,
    and their land will become desolate(Y)
because of the sword[b] of the oppressor(Z)
    and because of the Lord’s fierce anger.(AA)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:34 Septuagint; Hebrew fall and be shattered like fine pottery
  2. Jeremiah 25:38 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 46:16 and 50:16); most Hebrew manuscripts anger

Jesus at the Temple(A)

45 When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. 46 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be a house of prayer’[a];(B) but you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’[b](C)

47 Every day he was teaching at the temple.(D) But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him.(E) 48 Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 19:46 Isaiah 56:7
  2. Luke 19:46 Jer. 7:11