By David. A maskil: How blessed are those whose offense is forgiven, those whose sin is covered!
How blessed those to whom ADONAI imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no deceit!
When I kept silent, my bones wasted away because of my groaning all day long;
day and night your hand was heavy on me; the sap in me dried up as in a summer drought. (Selah)
When I acknowledged my sin to you, when I stopped concealing my guilt, and said, "I will confess my offenses to ADONAI"; then you, you forgave the guilt of my sin. (Selah)
This is what everyone faithful should pray at a time when you can be found. Then, when the floodwaters are raging, they will not reach to him.