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Psalm 32:2 ASV
Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no guile.
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Psalm 32:2 BBE
Happy is the man in whom the Lord sees no evil, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 CEB
The one the LORD doesn't consider guilty— in whose spirit there is no dishonesty— that one is truly happy!
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Psalm 32:2 CJB
How blessed those to whom ADONAI imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no deceit!
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Psalm 32:2 RHE
(31-2) Blessed is the man to whom the Lord hath not imputed sin, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
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Psalm 32:2 ESV
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 GW
Blessed is the person whom the LORD no longer accuses of sin and who has no deceitful thoughts.
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Psalm 32:2 GNT
Happy is the one whom the Lord does not accuse of doing wrong and who is free from all deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 HNV
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD doesn't impute iniquity, In whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 CSB
How happy is the man the Lord does not charge with sin, and in whose spirit is no deceit!
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Psalm 32:2 KJV
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
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Psalm 32:2 LEB
Happy [is] a person to whom Yahweh does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit there is not deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 NAS
How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit!
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Psalm 32:2 NCV
Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty and in whom there is nothing false.
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Psalm 32:2 NIRV
Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD never counts against him. He doesn't want to cheat anyone.
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Psalm 32:2 NIV
Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 NKJV
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 NLT
Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
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Psalm 32:2 NRS
Happy are those to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 RSV
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 DBY
Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah reckoneth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile!
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Psalm 32:2 MSG
Count yourself lucky - God holds nothing against you and you're holding nothing back from him.
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Psalm 32:2 WBT
Blessed [is] the man to whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.
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Psalm 32:2 TMB
Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
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Psalm 32:2 TNIV
Blessed are those whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 WEB
Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh doesn't impute iniquity, In whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalm 32:2 WYC
Blessed is the man, to whom the Lord areckoned not sin; neither guile is in his spirit. (Happy is the person, to whom the Lord did not reckon any sin; and there is no deceit in his spirit.)
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Psalm 32:2 YLT
O the happiness of a man, To whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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Psalms 32 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 32

The happiness of a pardoned sinner. (1,2) The misery that went before, and the comfort that followed the confession of sins. (3-7) Sinners instructed, believers encouraged. (8-11)

Verses 1-2 Sin is the cause of our misery; but the true believer's transgressions of the Divine law are all forgiven, being covered with the atonement. Christ bare his sins, therefore they are not imputed to him. The righteousness of Christ being reckoned to us, and we being made the righteousness of God in him, our iniquity is not imputed, God having laid upon him the iniquity of us all, and made him a sin-offering for us. Not to impute sin, is God's act, for he is the Judge. It is God that justifies. Notice the character of him whose sins are pardoned; he is sincere, and seeks sanctification by the power of the Holy Ghost. He does not profess to repent, with an intention to indulge in sin, because the Lord is ready to forgive. He will not abuse the doctrine of free grace. And to the man whose iniquity is forgiven, all manner of blessings are promised.

Verses 3-7 It is very difficult to bring sinful man humbly to accept free mercy, with a full confession of his sins and self-condemnation. But the true and only way to peace of conscience, is, to confess our sins, that they may be forgiven; to declare them that we may be justified. Although repentance and confession do not merit the pardon of transgression, they are needful to the real enjoyment of forgiving mercy. And what tongue can tell the happiness of that hour, when the soul, oppressed by sin, is enabled freely to pour forth its sorrows before God, and to take hold of his covenanted mercy in Christ Jesus! Those that would speed in prayer, must seek the Lord, when, by his providence, he calls them to seek him, and, by his Spirit, stirs them up to seek him. In a time of finding, when the heart is softened with grief, and burdened with guilt; when all human refuge fails; when no rest can be found to the troubled mind, then it is that God applies the healing balm by his Spirit.

Verses 8-11 God teaches by his word, and guides with the secret intimations of his will. David gives a word of caution to sinners. The reason for this caution is, that the way of sin will certainly end in sorrow. Here is a word of comfort to saints. They may see that a life of communion with God is far the most pleasant and comfortable. Let us rejoice, O Lord Jesus, in thee, and in thy salvation; so shall we rejoice indeed.

Psalms 32 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 32

Psalms 32:1-11 . Maschil--literally, "A Psalm of David giving instruction." The Psalmist describes the blessings of His forgiveness, succeeding the pains of conviction, and deduces from his own experience instruction and exhortation to others.

1, 2. (Compare Romans 4:6 ).
forgiven--literally, "taken away," opposed to retain ( John 20:23 ).
covered--so that God no longer regards the sin ( Psalms 85:3 ).

2. imputeth--charge to him, and treat him accordingly.
no guile--or, deceit, no false estimate of himself, nor insincerity before God (compare Romans 8:1 ).

3, 4. A vivid description of felt, but unacknowledged, sin.
When--literally, "for," as in Psalms 32:4 .

4. thy hand--of God, or power in distressing him ( Psalms 38:2 ).
moisture--vital juices of the body, the parching heat of which expresses the anguish of the soul. On the other figures, compare Psalms 6:2 Psalms 6:7 , 31:9-11 . If composed on the occasion of the fifty-first Psalm, this distress may have been protracted for several months.

5. A prompt fulfilment of the purposed confession is followed by a prompt forgiveness.

6. For this--that is, my happy experience.
godly--pious in the sense of Psalms 4:3 .
a time--( Isaiah 55:6 ); when God's Spirit inclines us to seek pardon, He is ready to forgive.
floods, &c.--denotes great danger ( Psalms 18:17 , 66:12 ).

7. His experience illustrates the statement of Psalms 32:6 .

8. Whether, as most likely, the language of David (compare Psalms 51:13 ), or that of God, this is a promise of divine guidance.
I will . . . mine eye--or, My eye shall be on thee, watching and directing thy way.

9. The latter clause, more literally, "in that they come not near thee"; that is, because they will not come, &c., unless forced by bit and bridle.

10. The sorrows of the impenitent contrasted with the peace and safety secured by God's mercy.

11. The righteous and upright, or those conforming to the divine teaching for securing the divine blessing, may well rejoice with shouting.