(32) A Psalm of * Gr. for or, of. instruction by David.
1 ✡ Rom 4. 7,8 Blessed 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 your hand was heavy upon me: I became thoroughly miserable while a † See Heb. 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 you forgave the ungodliness of my heart. Pause.
6 Therefore shall every holy one pray to you in a fit time: only in the deluge of many waters they shall not come near to him.
7 You are my refuge from the affliction that encompasses me; my joy, to deliver me from them that have compassed me. Pause.
8 I will instruct you and guide you in this way wherein you shall go: I will fix mine eyes upon you.
9 Be you° not as horse and mule, which have no understanding; ‡ See Alex. ἄγξεις but you must constrain their jaws with bit and curb, lest they should come near to you.
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, you° righteous: and glory, all you° that are upright in heart.