1 Blessed is he
whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring
all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture
is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I
not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD;
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a
time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great
waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou
shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding:
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come
near unto thee.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth
in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout
for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.