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Psalm 32

1Blessèd is the one whose transgression is for- | given,*

         whose sin is | covered.

2Blessèd is the man against whom the Lord counts no in- | iquity,*

         and in whose spirit there is | no deceit.

3For when I kept silent, my bones wast- | ed away*

         through my groaning | all day long.

4For day and night your hand was heavy up- | on me;*

         my strength was dried up as by the heat of | summer.

5I acknowledged my sin to you,

         and I did not cover my in- | iquity;*

I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,"

         and you forgave the iniquity | of my sin.

6Therefore let everyone who is godly

         offer prayer to you at a time when you | may be found;*

surely in the rush of great waters,

         they shall not | reach him.

7You are a hiding place for me;

         you preserve me from | trouble;*

         you surround me with shouts of de- | liverance.

8I will instruct you and teach you in the way | you should go;*

         I will counsel you with my eye up- | on you.

9Be not like a horse or a mule, without under- | standing,*

         which must be curbed with bit and bridle,

         or it will not stay | near you.

10Many are the sorrows of the | wicked,*

         but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts | in the Lord.

11Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O | righteous,*

         and shout for joy, all you up- | right in heart!