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
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.