1 A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed is the man to whom Jehovah does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones became old through my roaring all the day long. 4 For by day and by night Your hand was heavy on me; my sap is turned into the droughts of summer. Selah. 5 I confessed my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, I will confess my transgression to Jehovah; and You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this let every godly one pray to You, in a time when You may be found; surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near him. 7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall circle me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you, My eye shall be on you. 9 Be not like the horse, or like the mule, who have no understanding, whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, so that they do not come near you.