Psalms 32

Psalm 321

By David; a well-written song.2

32:1 How blessed3 is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven,4

whose sin is pardoned!5

32:2 How blessed is the one6 whose wrongdoing the Lord does not punish,7

in whose spirit there is no deceit.8

32:3 When I refused to confess my sin,9

my whole body wasted away,10

while I groaned in pain all day long.

32:4 For day and night you tormented me;11

you tried to destroy me12 in the intense heat13 of summer.14 (Selah)

32:5 Then I confessed my sin;

I no longer covered up my wrongdoing.

I said, “I will confess15 my rebellious acts to the Lord.”

And then you forgave my sins.16 (Selah)

32:6 For this reason every one of your faithful followers17 should pray to you

while there is a window of opportunity.18

Certainly19 when the surging water20 rises,

it will not reach them.21

32:7 You are my hiding place;

you protect me from distress.

You surround me with shouts of joy from those celebrating deliverance.22 (Selah)

32:8 I will instruct and teach you23 about how you should live.24

I will advise you as I look you in the eye.25

32:9 Do not be26 like an unintelligent horse or mule,27

which will not obey you

unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit.28

32:10 An evil person suffers much pain,29

but the Lord’s faithfulness overwhelms the one who trusts in him.30

32:11 Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly!

Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright!31

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