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Psalms 32

Of David. A maskil.

1 Blessed[1] [Title: maskil.; Probably a literary or musical term] is he
     whose transgressions are forgiven,
     whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the man
     whose sin the Lord does not count against him
     and in whose spirit is no deceit.
3 When I kept silent,
     my bones wasted away
     through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night
     your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was sapped
     as in the heat of summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you
     and did not cover up my iniquity.
I said, "I will confess
     my transgressions to the Lord"--
and you forgave
     the guilt of my sin.
6 Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you
     while you may be found;
surely when the mighty waters rise,
     they will not reach him.
7 You are my hiding place;
     you will protect me from trouble
     and surround me with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
     I will counsel you and watch over you.
9 Do not be like the horse or the mule,
     which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
     or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,
     but the Lord's unfailing love
     surrounds the man who trusts in him.
11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!

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