The Joy of Forgiveness
Davidic. A Maskil.
1How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered! # Ps 85:2
2How joyful is the man
the Lord does not charge with sin # 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
4For day and night Your hand was heavy on me; # Jb 23:2; Ps 38:2
my strength was drained # Hb obscure
as in the summer’s heat. # Ps 22:15; 39:10Selah
5Then I acknowledged my sin to You
and did not conceal my iniquity.
I said,
“I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and You took away 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
at a time that You may be found. # Lit 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