Psalm 32:2

2 Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.

Read Psalm 32:2 Using Other Translations

Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!

What does Psalm 32:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 32:2

Blessed [is] the man to whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity,
&c.] Or "does not think of it" F14; with respect unto men, at least to the harm of them; his thoughts are thoughts of peace, and not of evil; their sins and iniquities he remembers no more; he does not charge them with them, he does not reckon them, or place them to their account, having imputed them to his Son; see ( 2 Corinthians 5:19 ) . The Apostle Paul interprets this as inclusive of the imputation of righteousness without works; even of the righteousness of Christ, in which the blessedness of a man lies, ( Romans 4:6-8 ) ; for such an one is accepted with God, is justified in his sight, and is secure from condemnation and wrath; it is well with him at all times, in life, at death, and at judgment; he is an heir of eternal life, will enter into it, and be for ever glorified;

and in whose spirit [there is] no guile:
for being thoroughly convinced of sin, he is sincere in his repentance for it, without deceit and hypocrisy in his confession of it; as David, the Apostle Paul, and the publican were, when they acknowledged themselves sinners; his faith, in looking to Christ for pardon and righteousness, is from the heart, and is unfeigned, and so is his profession of it before God, angels, and men; and whatever hypocrisy and guile are remaining in the old man, there is none in the new spirit put into him; in the new man, which is created in him, and which sinneth not: as the other phrases are expressive of pardon and justification, this points at internal sanctification, and which serves to complete the description of the happy man; such an one as David himself was; and this happiness he illustrates from his own experience in the following verses.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (bvxy) "cogitat", Piscator; "cogitando reputavit", Gejerus; so Ainsworth.
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