1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.2Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guile.3When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.4For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my green growth is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.5I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and I have not hid my iniquity. I said, I will confess (against myself) my rebellions unto the Lord, and thou shalt forgive the iniquity of my sin. Selah.6For this shall every one that is merciful pray unto thee in the time when thou may be found; surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near unto him.
7Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.8I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will fix mine eyes upon thee.9Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in subjection with bit and bridle, or they will not come near unto thee.10There are many sorrows for the wicked; but he that waits in the Lord, mercy shall compass him round about.11Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.