He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be found out.
He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
Order my footsteps by Thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
A Psalm of David. Maschil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned.
Who can discern his errors? Clear Thou me from hidden faults.
For Thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity, for it is great.
Remember, O LORD, Thy compassions and Thy mercies; for they have been from of old.
Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions; according to Thy mercy remember Thou me, for Thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
BOOK I HAPPY IS the man that hath not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor stood in the way of sinners, nor sat in the seat of the scornful.
And we are all become as one that is unclean, and all our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment; and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.
Be gracious unto me, O God, according to Thy mercy; according to the multitude of Thy compassions blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee is its desire, but thou mayest rule over it.'
4 Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done that which is evil in Thy sight; that Thou mayest be justified when Thou speakest, and be in the right when Thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts; make me, therefore, to know wisdom in mine inmost heart.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast crushed may rejoice.
9 Hide Thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid; I said: 'I will make confession concerning my transgressions unto the LORD'--and Thou, Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah