1 «[A Psalm] of David,Concerning the free remission of sins, which is the chief point of our faith.Maschil.» Blessed [is he whose] transgression [is]To be justified by faith, is to have our sins freely remitted, and to be declared just, (Rom_4:6).forgiven, [whose] sin [is] covered.
2 Blessed is the man, vnto whom the Lorde imputeth not iniquitie, and in whose spirite there is no guile.
3 When I keptBetween hope and despair.silence, my bones waxed old through myWas not eased by silence nor crying, signifying that before the sinner is reconciled to God, he feels a perpetual torment.roaring all the day long.
4 (For thine hand is heauie vpon me, day and night: and my moysture is turned into ye drought of summer. Selah)
5 IHe shows that as God's mercy is the only cause of forgiveness of sins, so the means of it are repentance and confession which proceed from faith.acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in aWhen necessity causes him to seek you for help, (Isa_55:6).time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great watersThat is, the waters and great dangers.they shall not come nigh unto him.
7 Thou art my secret place: thou preseruest me from trouble: thou compassest me about with ioyfull deliuerance. Selah.
8 I willDavid promises to make the rest of God's children partakers of the benefits which he felt, and that he will diligently look and take care to direct them in the way of salvation.instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
9 Be ye not as the horse, [or] as the mule, [which] have no understanding: whoseIf men can rule brute beasts, do they think that God will not bridle and tame their rage?mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
10 Many sorowes shall come to the wicked: but he, that trusteth in the Lorde, mercie shall compasse him.
11 Be glad in the LORD, andHe shows that peace and joy of conscience in the Holy Spirit is the fruit of faith.rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all [ye that are] upright in heart.