Whose sin is covered.
And in whose spirit there is no guile.
Through my groaning all the day long.
My moisture was changed as with the drought of summer. Selah
And mine iniquity did I not hide:
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah;
And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah
Surely when the great waters overflow they shall not reach unto him.
Thou wilt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah
I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.
Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in,
Else they will not come near unto thee.
But he that trusteth in Jehovah, lovingkindness shall compass him about.
And shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.