1 Blessed is he whose wickedness is forgiven,

and whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man, unto whom the Lord imputeth

not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

3 When I held my tongue, my bones consumed,

or when I roared all the day,

4 (For thine hand is heavy upon me day and

night: and my moisture is turned into the drought

of Summer. Selah.)

5 Then I acknowledged my sin unto thee, neither

hid I mine iniquity: for I thought, I will confess

against myself my wickedness unto the Lord, and

thou forgavest the punishment of my sin. Selah.

6 Therefore shall everyone that is godly, make

his prayer unto thee in a time, when thou mayest

be found: surely in the flood of great waters they

shall not come near him.

7 Thou art my secret place: thou preservest me

from trouble: thou compassest me about with joyful

deliverance. Selah.

8 I will instruct thee, and teach thee in the way that

thou shalt go, and I will guide thee with mine eye.

9 Be ye not like an horse, or like a mule which

understand not: whose mouths thou dost bind

with bit and bridle, lest they come near thee.

10 Many sorrows shall come to the wicked: but he

that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him.

11 Be glad ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord,

and be joyful all ye, that are upright in heart.

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