1aThe one whose wrongdoing is forgiven, whose sin is covered over, is truly happy!
The one the LORD doesn't consider guilty— in whose spirit there is no dishonesty— that one is truly happy!
When I kept quiet, my bones wore out; I was groaning all day long— every day, every night!—
because your hand was heavy upon me. My energy was sapped as if in a summer drought. Selah5
So I admitted my sin to you; I didn't conceal my guilt. "I'll confess my sins to the LORD, " is what I said. Then you removed the guilt of my sin. Selah6
That's why all the faithful should pray to you during troubled times,b so that a great flood of water won't reach them.