Blessed is he whose a transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD b does not 1 impute iniquity,
And c in whose spirit there is no deceit.
When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long. 4 For day and night Your d hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
e I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,"
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
f For this cause everyone who is godly shall g pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him. 7 h You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with i songs of deliverance. Selah
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye. 9 Do not be like the j horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
k Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But l he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him. 11 m Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!