The Blessedness of Forgiveness
A Psalm of David, Maschil.
1 # Rom 4.7,8. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not 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 moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 # 2 Sam 12.13. I acknowledged my sin unto thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord;
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee
in a time when thou mayest be found:
surely in the floods of great waters
they shall not come nigh 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 guide thee with mine eye.
9Be ye 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.
10Many sorrows shall be to the wicked:
but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.
11Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.