Psalms 32

NSB(i) 1 ([Psalm of David]) Blessed is the person whose transgression is forgiven and whose sin is pardoned. 2 Blessed is the person whom Jehovah no longer accuses of sin and who has no deceitful thoughts. 3 When I kept silent about my sins, my body wasted away and I groaned all day long. 4 Day and night your hand lay heavily on me. My strength drained in the summer heat. 5 I confessed my sins to you, and I did not cover up my guilt. I decided to confess them to you, O Jehovah. Then you forgave all my sins. 6 For this reason let all godly people pray to you when you may be found. Then raging floodwater will not reach them. 7 You are my hiding place. You protect me from trouble. You surround me with joyous songs of salvation. 8 Jehovah says: »I will instruct you. I will teach you the way that you should go. I will advise you as my eyes watch over you. 9 »Do not be stubborn like a horse or mule. They need a bit and bridle in their mouth to restrain them, or they will not come near you.« 10 Very much pain awaits wicked people, but loving-kindness and mercy surrounds those who trust Jehovah. 11 Be glad and find joy in Jehovah, you righteous people. Shout for joy all that are upright in heart.