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Psalm 32

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Blessedness consists in remission of sins.

By David. A contemplative psalm.

32:1 Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.

32:2 Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh doesnít impute iniquity,
in whose spirit there is no deceit.

Confession of sins gives ease to the conscience.

32:3 When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me.
My strength was sapped in the heat of summer.


32:5 I acknowledged my sin to you.
I didnít hide my iniquity.
I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh,
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.


32:6 For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found.
Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him.

32:7 You are my hiding place.
You will preserve me from trouble.
You will surround me with songs of deliverance.


God's promises bring joy.

32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go.
I will counsel you with my eye on you.

32:9 Donít be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding,
who are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you.

32:10 Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but loving kindness shall surround him who trusts in Yahweh.

32:11 Be glad in Yahweh, and rejoice, you righteous!
Shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!

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