The Joy Of Forgiveness

1 A Psalm of David. A Contemplation. Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

1 A Psalm of David. A (a)Maskil.(A)How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,Whose sin is covered!

1 {A Psalm of David, Maschil.} Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

1 Davidic. A Maskil.How joyful is the onewhose transgression is forgiven,whose sin is covered!(A)

1 How blessed is the one 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.

2 How blessed is the man to whom the Lord (B)does not impute iniquity,And in whose spirit there is (C)no deceit!

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

2 How joyful is the manthe Lord does not charge with sin(B)and in whose spirit is no deceit!(C)

2 How blessed is the person against whom the LORD does not charge iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

3 When I kept silence, my bones became old through my roaring all the day long.

3 When (D)I kept silent about my sin, (E)my (b)body wasted awayThrough my (c)(F)groaning all day long.

3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

3 When I kept silent, my bones became brittlefrom my groaning all day long.(D)

3 When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away by my groaning all 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.

4 For day and night (G)Your hand was heavy upon me;My (d)(H)vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. (e)Selah.

4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

4 For day and night Your hand was heavy on me;(E)my strength was drained(a)as in the summer’s heat.(F)Selah

4 For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; my strength was exhausted as in a summer drought. Interlude

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.

5 I (I)acknowledged my sin to You,And my iniquity I (J)did not hide;I said, “(K)I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;And You (L)forgave the (f)guilt of my sin. Selah.

5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

5 Then I acknowledged my sin to Youand did not conceal my iniquity.I said,“I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”and You took away the guilt of my sin.(G)Selah

5 My sin I acknowledged to you; my iniquity I did not hide. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD." And you forgave the guilt of my sin! Interlude

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.

6 Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You (g)(M)in a time when You may be found;Surely (N)in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.

6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

6 Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to Youat a time that You may be found.(b)(H)When great floodwaters come,they will not reach him.(I)

6 Therefore every godly person should pray to you at such a time. Surely a flood of great waters will not reach him.

7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall circle me with songs of deliverance. Selah.

7 You are (O)my hiding place; You (P)preserve me from trouble;You surround me with (h)(Q)songs of deliverance. Selah.

7 Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

7 You are my hiding place;(J)You protect me from trouble.(K)You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.Selah

7 You are my hiding place; you will deliver me from trouble and surround me with shouts of deliverance. Interlude

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.

8 I will (R)instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;I will counsel you (S)with My eye upon you.

8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

8 I will instruct you and show you the way to go;(L)with My eye on you, I will give counsel.(M)

8 I will instruct you and teach you concerning the path you should walk; I will direct you with my eye.

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.

9 Do not be (T)as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding,Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,Otherwise they will not come near to you.

9 Be ye 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 thee.

9 Do not be like a horse or mule,without understanding,that must be controlled with bit and bridleor else it will not come near you.(N)

9 Don't be like a horse or mule, without understanding. They are held in check by a bit and bridle in their mouths; otherwise they will not remain near you.

10 The wicked has many sorrows, but mercy embraces him who trusts in Jehovah.

10 Many are the (U)sorrows of the wicked,But (V)he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

10 Many pains come to the wicked,(O)but the one who trusts in the Lordwill have faithful love surrounding him.(P)

10 The wicked have many sorrows, but gracious love surrounds those who trust in the LORD.

11 Be glad in Jehovah, and rejoice, you righteous; and shout for joy, all you upright in heart.

11 Be (W)glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;And shout for joy, all you who are (X)upright in heart.

11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,you righteous ones;shout for joy,all you upright in heart.(Q)

11 Righteous ones, be glad in the LORD and rejoice! Shout for joy, all of you who are upright in heart!

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