A Psalm of David. A Contemplative Maskil.
1Blessed is he
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 Blessed is the man
against whom the Lord does not count iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 When I kept silent,
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 For day and night
Your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was changed
into the drought of summer. Selah
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 I acknowledged my sin to You,
and my iniquity I did not conceal.
I said, “I will confess
my transgressions to the Lord,”
and You forgave
the iniquity of my sin. Selah
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 For this cause everyone who is godly will pray to You
in a time when You may be found;
surely in the floods of great waters
they will not reach him.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 You are my hiding place;
You will preserve me from trouble;
You will surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye on you.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 Do not be as the horse or as the mule
that are without understanding,
that must be restrained with bit and bridle,
or they will not come near you.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but lovingkindness will surround
the man who trusts in the Lord.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, you righteous one;
and shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!