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Psalm 32

New Int. Readers Version

1 Blessed is the one whose lawless acts are forgiven. His sins have been taken away. 2 Blessed is the man whose sin the Lord never counts against him. He doesn't want to cheat anyone. 3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body became weak because I groaned all day long. 4 Day and night your heavy hand punished me. I became weaker and weaker as I do in the heat of summer. Selah 5 Then I admitted my sin to you. I didn't cover up the wrong I had done. I said, “I will admit my lawless acts to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah 6 Let everyone who is godly pray to you while they can still look to you. When troubles come like a flood, they certainly won't reach those who are godly. 7 You are my hiding place. You will keep me safe from trouble. You will surround me with songs sung by those who praise you because you save your people. Selah 8 I will guide you and teach you the way you should go. I will give you good advice and watch over you. 9 Don't be like the horse or the mule. They can't understand anything. They have to be controlled by bits and bridles. If they aren't, they won't come to you. 10 Sinful people have all kinds of trouble. But the Lord's faithful love is all around those who trust in him. 11 Be glad because of what the Lord has done for you. Be joyful, you who do what is right! Sing, all of you whose hearts are honest!

Psalm 32

English Standard Version

1 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) 2 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) 3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. (Ps 22:1; Ps 31:10) 4 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) 5 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) 6 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) 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) 8 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) 9 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)