Psalms 32:3

3 When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. I moaned all day long.

Psalms 32:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 32:3

When I kept silence
Was unthoughtful of sin, unconcerned about it, and made no acknowledgment and confession of it to God, being quite senseless and stupid; the Targum adds, "from the words of the law"; which seems to point at sin as the cause of what follows;

my bones waxed old; through my roaring all the day long;
not under a sense of sin, but under some severe affliction, and through impatience in it; not considering that sin lay at the bottom, and was the occasion of it; and such was the violence of the disorder, and his uneasiness under it, that his strength was dried up by it, and his bones stuck out as they do in aged persons, whose flesh is wasted away from them; see ( Psalms 102:3 Psalms 102:5 ) .

Psalms 32:3 In-Context

1 Happy is the person whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.
2 Happy is the person whom the Lord does not consider guilty and in whom there is nothing false.
3 When I kept things to myself, I felt weak deep inside me. I moaned all day long.
4 Day and night you punished me. My strength was gone as in the summer heat.Selah
5 Then I confessed my sins to you and didn't hide my guilt. I said, "I will confess my sins to the Lord," and you forgave my guilt.Selah