For day and night your hand was heavy1 upon me; my strength was sapped2 as in the heat of summer. "Selah"
Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.3 I said, "I will confess4 my transgressions5 to the LORD"-- and you forgave the guilt of my sin.6 "Selah"
Therefore let everyone who is godly pray to you while you may be found;7 surely when the mighty waters8 rise,9 they will not reach him.107
You are my hiding place;11 you will protect me from trouble12 and surround me with songs of deliverance.13 "Selah"
I will instruct14 you and teach you15 in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over16 you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding but must be controlled by bit and bridle17 or they will not come to you.
Many are the woes of the wicked,18 but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts19 in him.
Rejoice in the LORD 20 and be glad, you righteous; sing, all you who are upright in heart!