Bible: Psalm 32

Psalm 32 1 

32:1 By David; a well-written song. 2 

How blessed 3  is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, 4 

whose sin is pardoned! 5 

32:2 How blessed is the one 6  whose wrongdoing the Lord does not punish, 7 

in whose spirit there is no deceit. 8 

32:3 When I refused to confess my sin, 9 

my whole body wasted away, 10 

while I groaned in pain all day long.

32:4 For day and night you tormented me; 11 

you tried to destroy me 12  in the intense heat 13  of summer. 14  (Selah)

32:5 Then I confessed my sin;

I no longer covered up my wrongdoing.

I said, “I will confess 15  my rebellious acts to the Lord.”

And then you forgave my sins. 16  (Selah)

32:6 For this reason every one of your faithful followers 17  should pray to you

while there is a window of opportunity. 18 

Certainly 19  when the surging water 20  rises,

it will not reach them. 21 

32:7 You are my hiding place;

you protect me from distress.

You surround me with shouts of joy from those celebrating deliverance. 22  (Selah)

32:8 I will instruct and teach you 23  about how you should live. 24 

I will advise you as I look you in the eye. 25 

32:9 Do not be 26  like an unintelligent horse or mule, 27 

which will not obey you

unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit. 28 

32:10 An evil person suffers much pain, 29 

but the Lord’s faithfulness overwhelms the one who trusts in him. 30 

32:11 Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly!

Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright! 31 

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