1 Blessed is the one whose unrighteousness is forgiven : and whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the one whom the Lord imputeth no sin : and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For while I held my tongue : my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.
4 For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night : and my moisture is like the drought in summer.
5 I will acknowledge my sin unto thee : and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
6 I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord : and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
7 For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be
found : surely the great water-floods shall not come nigh him.
8 Thou art a place to hide me in, thou shalt preserve me from trouble : thou shalt compass me
about with songs of deliverance.
9 I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go : and I will guide thee with
10 Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding : whose mouths must be held
with bit and bridle, else they will not obey thee.
11 Great plagues remain for the ungodly : but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth
him on every side.
12 Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord : and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.