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Blessed Are the Forgiven


Psalm 32
(English Standard Version)
A MASKIL OF DAVID.

  • 1Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
  • 2Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
  • 3For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
  • 4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
    my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
  • 5I acknowledged my sin to you,
    and I did not cover my iniquity;
    5I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
    and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
  • 6Therefore let everyone who is godly
    offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
    6surely in the rush of great waters,
    they shall not reach him.
  • 7You are a hiding place for me;
    you preserve me from trouble;
    you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
  • 8I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
  • 9Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
    which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
    or it will not stay near you.
  • 10Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
    but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.
  • 11Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,
    and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!


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