1 Of David: a Maskil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
2 Happy is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my crying all the day.
4 For by day and night lay thy hand heavily upon me: my lifes moisture hath been changed through the droughts of summer. Selah.
5 My sin do I ever acknowledge unto thee, and my iniquity have I not covered up. I said, I will make confession because of my transgressions unto the Lord: and thou truly forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every pious one pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely then when great waters overflow, they shall never reach unto him.
7 Thou art my hidingplace; from distress wilt thou preserve me; with songs of deliverance wilt thou encompass me. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and I will teach thee concerning the way which thou oughtest to go: I will counsel thee with my eye.
9 Be ye not like the horse, or like the mule, who hath no understanding; who must be held in with bit and bridle, his ornament, lest he come near unto thee.
10 Many are the pains of the wicked; but him that trusteth in the Lord will he encompass with kindness.
11 Rejoice in the Lord, and be glad, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.