A Psalm of Dawid, Maskil.
1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man unto whom יהוה imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto You, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, “I will confess my transgressions unto יהוה,” and You forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one who is faithfuly pray unto You in a time when You mayest be found; surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near unto him.
7 You are my hiding place; You shalt preserve me from trouble; You shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shalt go; I will guide you with Mine eye.
9 Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto you.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusteth in יהוה, mercy shall compass him about.
11 Be glad in יהוה, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.