Psalm 32 ©

David teaches here that they are blessed to whom God forgives their sins, and who confess the same uprightly; which he confirms with his own example and the practice of all believers, warning for stubbornness and exhorting to cheerfulness in God for His kindness.


A Psalm of David, 1Maschil.a


BLESSED2is heb whose transgression is 3forgiven, whose sin is covered.


Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose 4spirit there is no guile.


When I kept 5silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.


For day and night thy 6hand was heavy upon me: my 7moisture is turned into the drought of summer. 8Selah.


I 9acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confessc my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou 10forgavest 11the iniquity of my sin. Selah.


For this shall every one that is 12godly pray unto thee 13in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of 14great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.


Thoudart my 15hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.


16I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with 17mine eye.


Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whosee mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, 18lest they come near unto thee.


Many 19sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, 20mercy shall compass him about.


Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are 21upright in heart.