Of David. A maskil.a
whose transgressions are forgiven,
whose sins are covered.a
whose sin the Lord does not count against themb
and in whose spirit is no deceit.c
3 When I kept silent,d
my bones wasted awaye
through my groaningf all day long.
your hand was heavyg on me;
my strength was sappedh
as in the heat of summer.b
and did not cover up my iniquity.i
I said, “I will confessj
my transgressionsk to the Lord.”
And you forgave
the guilt of my sin.l
while you may be found;m
will not reach them.p
7 You are my hiding place;q
you will protect me from troubler
and surround me with songs of deliverance.s
I will counsel you with my loving eye onv you.
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridlew
or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked,x
but the Lord’s unfailing love
surrounds the one who trustsy in him.
11 Rejoice in the Lordz and be glad, you righteous;
sing, all you who are upright in heart!
Title: Probably a literary or musical term
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