A Psalm of David. A †Maskil.
1 aHow blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!
2 How blessed is the man to whom the Lord adoes not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is bno deceit!
4 For day and night aYour hand was heavy upon me;
5 I aacknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I bdid not hide;
I said, “cI will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;
Surely bin a flood of great waters they will not reach him.
8 I will ainstruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;
I will counsel you bwith My eye upon you.
9 Do not be aas the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,
Otherwise they will not come near to you.
10 Many are the asorrows of the wicked,
But bhe who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.
11 Be aglad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are bupright in heart.
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