He that walketh uprightly ever walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways will be punished.
He that concealeth his transgressions will not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them will obtain mercy.
My steps establish thou through thy promise, and suffer not any wrong to have dominion over me.
Of David: a Maskil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Who can guard against errors? from secret faults do thou cleanse me.
For the sake of thy name, O Lord, pardon my iniquity: although it is great.
Remember thy mercies, O Lord, and thy kindnesses; for they are from everlasting.
The sins of my youth and my transgressions do not remember: according to thy kindness bear thou me in remembrance, for the sake of thy goodness, O Lord.
BOOK FIRST: Happy is the man who walketh not in the council of the wicked, and standeth not in the way of sinners, and sitteth not in the seat of scorners;
And we are become like an unclean man all of us, and like a soiled garment, all our righteousness; and we wither like a leaf all of us; and our iniquities, like the wind, will bear us away.
To the chief musician, a psalm of David, When Nathan the prophet came unto him, after he had gone in unto Bathsheba. Be gracious unto me, O God, according to thy kindness: according to the greatness of thy mercies blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door; and unto thee is its desire, but thou canst rule over it.
4 To thee, thee only, have I sinned, and what is evil in thy eyes have I done:in order that thou mightest be righteous when thou speakest, be justified when thou judgest.
5 Behold, in iniquity was I brought forth; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: therefore do thou cause me to know wisdom in the recesses of the heart.
7 Cleanse me from sin with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Cause me to hear gladness and joy; that the bones which thou hast crushed may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and all my iniquities do thou blot out.
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.