Thomson(i) 1 On understanding. By David. Happy they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. 2 Happy the man, to whose account the Lord will not charge sin, and in whose mouth there is no guile. 3 Because I kept silence, my bones were consumed; by reason of my crying all the live long day. 4 Because day and night thy hand was heavy on me, I was reduced to misery by a piercing thorn. 5 I acknowledged my sin and did not conceal mine iniquity. I said, Against myself I will confess mine iniquity to the Lord, thereupon thou didst forgive the wickedness of my heart. 6 For this every pious man should pray to thee in due time. Moreover in a flood of many waters, are they not to draw near to him? 7 Thou art my refuge from affliction, which surroundeth me; my jubilee to redeem me from them who encompass me. 8 Let me instruct thee and teach thee the way thou shouldst go. I will fix steadily mine eyes upon thee. 9 Be not like a horse or a mule, which have no understanding, the mouths of which, when they come not to thee, thou must strain with a bridle or a cavesson. 10 Many are the chastisements of the sinner; but mercy will encompass him who trusteth in the Lord. 11 Rejoice in the Lord and exult ye righteous, and shout for joy all ye who are upright in heart.