Psalms 32

Psalms 32

Psalm 32
The Joy of Forgiveness
Of David. A Maskil.
1How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered!#Ps 85:2
2How joyful is a person whom
the Lord does not charge with iniquity#Rm 4:7–8
and in whose spirit is no deceit!#Jn 1:47
3When I kept silent, my bones became brittle
from my groaning all day long.#Ps 31:10; 38:8; Jr 20:9
4For day and night your hand was heavy on me;#Jb 23:2; Ps 38:2
my strength was drained#32:4 Hb obscure
as in the summer’s heat.#Ps 22:15; 39:10Selah
5Then I acknowledged my sin to you#Ps 51:4
and did not conceal my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.#Lv 26:40; Ps 38:18; Pr 28:13; 1Jn 1:9Selah
6Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to you immediately.#32:6 Lit you at a time of finding#Is 55:6
When great floodwaters come,
they will not reach him.#Ps 124:4–5; Is 43:2
7You are my hiding place;#Ps 31:20; 91:1
you protect me from trouble.#Ps 121:7
You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.Selah
8I will instruct you and show you the way to go;#Ps 25:8,12
with my eye on you, I will give counsel.#Ps 33:18; 73:24
9Do not be like a horse or mule,
without understanding,
that must be controlled with bit and bridle
or else it will not come near you.#Pr 26:3; Jms 3:3
10Many pains come to the wicked,#Pr 13:21; Rm 2:9
but the one who trusts in the Lord
will have faithful love surrounding him.#Ps 5:12
11Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,
you righteous ones;
shout for joy,
all you upright in heart.#Ps 64:10; 68:3; 97:12

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