A Psalm of instruction 1by David.
1 2Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and who sins are covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin, and whose mouth there is no guile.
3 Because I kept silence, my bones waxed old, from my crying all the day. 4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: I became thoroughly miserable while 3a thorn was fastened in me. Pause. 5 I acknowledged my sin, and hid not mine iniquity: I said, I will confess mine iniquity to the Lord against myself; and thou forgavest the ungodliness of my heart. Pause. 6 Therefore shall every holy one pray to thee in a fit time: only in the deluge of many waters they shall not come nigh to him. 7 Thou art my refuge from the affliction that encompasses me; my joy, to deliver me from them that have compassed me. Pause.
8 I will instruct thee and guide thee in this way wherein thou shalt go: I will fix mine eyes upon thee. 9 Be ye not as horse and mule, which have no understanding; 4 but thou must constrain their jaws with bit and curb, lest they should come nigh to thee. 10 Many are the scourges of the sinner: but him that hopes in the Lord mercy shall compass about. 11 Be glad in the Lord, and exult, ye righteous: and glory, all ye that are upright in heart.
A Psalm of David.
1 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; praise becomes the upright. 2 5Praise the Lord on the harp; platy to him on a psaltery of ten strings. 3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.
4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are 6faithful. 5 He loves
18 Behold, the eyes of the Lord are on them that fear him, those that hope in his mercy; 19 to deliver their souls from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waits on the Lord; for he is our helper and defender. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, and we have hoped in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we have hoped in thee.
1 Gr. for, or, of.
3 See Hebrew.
4 Alex. ἄγξεις.
5 Rather, 'confess' or 'give thanks to.'
6 Gr. in or with faithfulness.
7 Perhaps, 'individually.' Vulg. sigillatim.
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