Psalm 32
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Psalm 32

The Joy of Forgiveness

Of David. A Maskil.

How joyful is the one

whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered!a

2How joyful is a person whom

the Lord does not charge with iniquitya

and in whose spirit is no deceit!b

3When I kept silent, my bones became brittle

from my groaning all day long.a

4For day and night your hand was heavy on me;a

my strength was drainedA

as in the summer’s heat.b


5Then I acknowledged my sin to youa

and did not conceal my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”

and you forgave the guilt of my sin.b


6Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to you immediately.a a

When great floodwaters come,

they will not reach him.b

7You are my hiding place;a

you protect me from trouble.b

You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.


8I will instruct you and show you the way to go;a

with my eye on you, I will give counsel.b

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.a

10Many pains come to the wicked,a

but the one who trusts in the Lord

will have faithful love surrounding him.b

11Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,

you righteous ones;

shout for joy,

all you upright in heart.a

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