1 Blessed is the one whose unrighteousness is forgiven,*
and whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the one to whom the Lord imputes no sin,*
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For while I held my tongue, my bones wasted away;*
I ceased not from groaning all the day long.
4 For your hand was heavy upon me day and night,*
and I was dried up and withered, as in the drought of summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin unto you,*
and I did not hide my iniquity.
6 I said, "I will confess my sins unto the Lord";*
and so you forgave the wickedness of my sin.
7 For this reason shall all the godly make their prayers unto you at a time when you may be found;*
when the great floodwaters rise, they shall not reach them.
8 You are my hiding-place; you shall preserve me from trouble;*
you shall encompass me with songs of deliverance.
9 "I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go,*
and I will guide you with my eye.
10 Do not be like the horse and mule, which have no understanding,*
whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, or else they will not come near you."
11 Great troubles remain for the ungodly;*
but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.
12 Be glad, O you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord;*
and be joyful, all who are true of heart.
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