1 Blessed is the one ¶ whose transgressions are forgiven, ¶ whose sins are covered.
2 Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them ¶ and in whose spirit is no deceit.
3 When I kept silent, ¶ my bones wasted away ¶ through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me; ¶ my strength was sapped ¶ as in the heat of summer. [^1]
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you ¶ and did not cover up my iniquity. ¶ I said, "I will confess ¶ my transgressions to the LORD." ¶ And you forgave ¶ the guilt of my sin.
6 Therefore let all the faithful pray to you ¶ while you may be found; ¶ surely the rising of the mighty waters ¶ will not reach them.
7 You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble ¶ and surround me with songs of deliverance.
8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; ¶ I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
9 Do not be like the horse or the mule, which have no understanding ¶ but must be controlled by bit and bridle ¶ or they will not come to you.
10 Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love ¶ surrounds the one who trusts in him.
11 Rejoice in the LORD and be glad, you righteous; ¶ sing, all you who are upright in heart!