Of David. A maskil.

Thanksgiving for Forgiveness of Sins

1 Happy [is] he whose transgression is taken away, whose sin is covered.
2 Happy [is] a person to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is not deceit.
3 When I kept silent, my bones were worn out due to my groaning all the day.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me. My vigor was changed into [the] dry heat of summer. Selah
5 I made known my sin to you, and my iniquity I did not cover. I said, "I will confess concerning my transgressions to Yahweh," and you took away the guilt of my sin. Selah
6 Therefore let all [the] faithful pray to you at [the] time [for] finding [you]. Surely at [the] flood of many waters they will not reach him.
7 You [are] my hiding place; from trouble you preserve me. [With] cries of deliverance you surround me. Selah
8 I will instruct you and teach you in [the] way that you should go. I will advise [you] [with] my eye upon you.
9 Do not be like a horse [or] like a mule, without understanding; [that needs] his tackle--bridle and rein--for restraint [or he would not] come near you.
10 Many are [the] pains of the wicked, but [for] the one who trusts Yahweh loyal love surrounds him.
11 Be glad in Yahweh and rejoice, [you] righteous, and shout for joy, all [you] upright of heart.