Psalms

Psalm 32 ©

1The blessedness of him whose sins are forgiven. 3Confession of sins giveth ease to the conscience. 8David exhorteth others to a well-regulated conduct by the blessings which attend it.

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A Psalm of David, 1Maschil.

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BLESSED is he whose atransgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

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Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD bimputeth not iniquity, and cin whose spirit there is no guile.

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When dI kept silence, emy bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

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

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I gacknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. hI said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

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For ithis shall every one that is godly pray unto thee 2in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the jfloods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

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Thou art kmy hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; lthou shalt *compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

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I mwill instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: 3I will guide thee with mine eye.

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Be nye 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.

n Not Pr. 26.3. Ja. 3.3, but Pr. 2.1-10; 4.1,5,7. De. 32.29. 1Co. 14.20.
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Many osorrows shall be to the wicked: but phe that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall *compass him about.

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Be qglad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are rupright in heart.