The blessedness of him whose sins are forgiven. Confession of sins giveth ease to the conscience. David exhorteth others to a well-regulated conduct by the blessings which attend it.
0 a Psalm of David, aMaschil.
1 Blessed is he whose 1transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord 1imputeth not iniquity, and 2in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When 1I kept silence, 2my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For 1day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I 1acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. 2I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For 1this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee ain a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the 2floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art 1my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; 2thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I 1will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: aI will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be 1ye 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 1sorrows shall be to the wicked: but 2he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be 1glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are 2upright in heart.