1Blessed is the one whose 2transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD 3counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit 4there is no deceit.
For when I kept silent, my 5bones wasted away through my 6groaning all day long.
For day and night your 7hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
I 8acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, "I 9will confess my transgressions to the LORD," and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
Therefore let everyone who is 10godly offer prayer to you at a time when you 11may be found; surely in the rush of 12great waters, they shall not reach him.
You are a 13hiding place for me; you preserve me from 14trouble; you surround me with 15shouts of deliverance. Selah
I will 16instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will 17counsel you with my eye upon you.
18Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with 19bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you.
20Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who 21trusts in the LORD.
22Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous, and 23shout for joy, all you 24upright in heart!