| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God|
|A Psalm of David. Maschil.|
| ||BLESSED is he whose transgression is forgiven,|
Whose sin is covered.
| ||Blessed is the man unto whom Jehovah imputeth not iniquity,|
And in whose spirit there is no guile.
| ||When I kept silence, my bones wasted away|
Through my groaning 1 all the day long.
| ||For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:|
My moisture was changed as 2 with the drought of summer. [Selah
| ||I acknowledged my sin unto thee,|
And mine iniquity did I not hide:
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Jehovah;
And thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. [Selah
| ||For this let every one that is godly pray unto thee in 3 a time when thou mayest be found:|
Surely when the great waters overflow they shall not reach unto him.
| ||Thou art my hiding-place; thou wilt preserve me from trouble;|
Thou wilt compass me about with songs of deliverance. [Selah
| ||I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:|
I will counsel thee with mine eye upon thee.
| ||Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding;|
Whose trappings must be bit and bridle to hold them in,
Else 4 they will not come near unto thee.
| ||Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;|
But he that trusteth in Jehovah, lovingkindness shall compass him about.
| ||Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, ye righteous;|
And shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.