Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him1 and in whose spirit is no deceit.23
When I kept silent,3 my bones wasted away4 through my groaning5 all day long.
For day and night your hand was heavy6 upon me; my strength was sapped7 as in the heat of summer. "Selah"
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.8 I said, "I will confess9 my transgressions10 to the LORD"-- and you forgave the guilt of my sin.11 "Selah"
Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found;12 surely when the mighty waters13 rise,14 they will not reach him.157
You are my hiding place;16 you will protect me from trouble17 and surround me with songs of deliverance.18 "Selah"
I will instruct19 you and teach you20 in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over21 you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle22 or they will not come to you.
Many are the woes of the wicked,23 but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts24 in him.
Rejoice in the LORD 25 and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!