(Of David’s; meditative.)
32 Happy he who has transgression forgiven,
sin covered up;
2 Happy a man for whom Jehovah does not count guilt
and who has no fraud at heart.
3 When I was silent my bones were wearing out
with my roaring all day,
4 Because by day and by night your hand lay heavy on me,
I was double-baked with summer droughts. [Selah]
5 I acknowledged my sin to you
and did not cover up my guilt,
I said “I will avow my offenses to Jehovah,”
and you forgave the guilt of my sin. (Selah)
6 Since this has been, let every man of your friendship pray to you in crisis;
when waters are poured out in highest flood they shall not reach him.
7 You are a screen for me; you will keep me safe from distress;
you will surround me with shouts of preservation. [Selah]
8 I will teach you good sense, and instruct you as to the way you should go;
I will give advice; my eye is on you.
9 Do not be like a senseless pony or mule
whose wildness, that will not come near you, has to be curbed with
bridle and halter.
10 Many are the pains of a wrong-doer,
but him who trusts to Jehovah friendliness will encircle.
11 Be glad and gay, right-doers, in Jehovah,
and shout, you that have straightforward hearts!