Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God.

1 1How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered!

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2 How blessed is the man to whom the LORD 2does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is 3no deceit!

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3 When 4I kept silent about my sin, 5my body wasted away Through my 6groaning all day long.

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    • a 32:3 - Or "bones, substance"
    • b 32:3 - Lit "roaring"
      4 For day and night 7Your hand was heavy upon me; My 8vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. Selah.

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        • c 32:4 - Lit "life juices were turned into the drought of summer"
        • d 32:4 - "Selah" may mean: "Pause, Crescendo" or "Musical interlude"
          5 I 9acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I 10did not hide; I said, "11I will confess my transgressions to the LORD "; And You 12forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.

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          6 Therefore *, let everyone who is godly pray to You 13in a time when You may be found; Surely 14in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.

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          7 You are 15my hiding place; You 16preserve me from trouble; You surround me with 17songs of deliverance. Selah.

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          8 I will 18instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you 19with My eye upon you.

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          9 Do not be 20as 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.

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          10 Many are the 21sorrows of the wicked, But 22he who trusts in the LORD, lovingkindness shall surround him.
          11 Be 23glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are 24upright in heart.

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