Psalm 32

English Standard Version

A Maskil[1] of David. Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. (Ex 34:7; Ps 85:2; Joh 1:29; Ro 4:7) Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. (Joh 1:47; 2Co 5:19) For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. (Ps 22:1; Ps 31:10) For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up[2] as by the heat of summer. (1Sa 5:6; 1Sa 5:11; Ps 38:2) I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. (Job 33:27; Ps 38:18; Ps 51:3; Pr 28:13; Lu 15:18; Lu 15:21; 1Jo 1:9) Therefore let everyone who is godly offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found; surely in the rush of great waters, they shall not reach him. (Job 22:11; Ps 18:4; Ps 18:16; Ps 30:4; Ps 42:7; Ps 69:1; Ps 69:13; Ps 144:7) You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. (Ex 15:1; Jud 5:1; Ps 9:9; Ps 18:1; Ps 27:5; Ps 31:20; Ps 91:1; Ps 119:114) I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. (Ps 25:8; Ps 25:12; Ps 73:24) Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. (Job 35:11; Pr 26:3; Jas 3:3) 10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord. (Ps 34:8; Ps 84:12; Pr 13:21; Pr 16:20; Jer 17:7; Ro 2:9) 11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! (De 32:43; Ps 7:10; Ps 33:1; Ps 64:10; Ps 68:3; Ps 97:12)