Psalm 32
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Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God.

A Psalm of David. A [a]Maskil.

1How blessed is he whose wrongdoing is forgiven,

Whose sin is covered!

2How blessed is a person whose guilt the LORD does not take into account,

And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

3When I kept silent about my sin, my [b]body wasted away

Through my [c]groaning all day long.

4For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;

My [d]vitality failed as with the dry heat of summer. Selah

5I acknowledged my sin to You,

And I did not hide my guilt;

I said, “I will confess my wrongdoings to the LORD”;

And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah

6Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You [e]in a time when You may be found;

Certainly in a flood of great waters, they will not reach him.

7You are my hiding place; You keep me from trouble;

You surround me with [f]songs of deliverance. Selah

8I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;

I will advise you with My eye upon you.

9Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding,

Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,

Otherwise they will not come near to you.

10The sorrows of the wicked are many,

But the one who trusts in the LORD, goodness will surround him.

11Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones;

And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

[a] PSALM 32Title Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
[b] 3 Or bones, substance
[c] 3 Lit roaring
[d] 4 Lit life juices were turned into the drought of summer
[e] 6 Lit in a time of finding out
[f] 7 Or shouts

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