32 ·Happy [Blessed] is the person whose ·sins [transgressions] are forgiven, whose ·wrongs [sins] are ·pardoned [L covered]. 2 ·Happy [Blessed] is the person whom the Lord ·does not consider guilty [imputes no guilt to] and in ·whom [L whose spirit] there is nothing ·false [deceptive].
3 When I kept ·things to myself [silent], ·I felt weak deep inside me [L my bones wasted away]. I ·moaned [sighed] all day long. 4 Day and night ·you punished me [L your hand was heavy on me]. My strength was ·gone [dried up; sapped] as in the summer heat. ·Selah[Interlude] 5 Then I ·confessed [made known; disclosed] my sins to you and didn’t ·hide [cover up] my guilt. I said, “I will confess my ·sins [transgressions] to the Lord,” and you forgave ·my guilt [L the guilt of my sin]. ·Selah[Interlude]
6 For this reason, all ·who obey you [your saints/holy ones] should pray to you while ·they still can [or you may be found; L at a time of finding only; Prov. 1:24–27]. When troubles rise like a flood, they will not reach them. 7 You are my hiding place. You protect me from ·my troubles [distress] and ·fill [L surround] me with ·songs [loud cries] of ·salvation [rescue; T deliverance]. ·Selah[Interlude]
8 The Lord says, “I will ·make you wise [instruct you] and ·show [teach] you ·where to [L the way you should] go. I will ·guide [counsel] you and ·watch over [L my eye will be on] you. 9 So don’t be like a horse or donkey, that doesn’t understand. ·They must be led [L …whose temper/or gallop must be restrained] with bits and reins, or they will not come near you.”
10 Wicked people have many ·troubles [pains; torments; woes], but the Lord’s ·love [loyalty; covenant love] surrounds those who ·trust [have confidence in] him. 11 ·Good [Righteous] people, rejoice and be happy in the Lord. ·Sing [Shout joyfully] all you whose hearts are ·right [upright; virtuous].
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