1 <<[A Psalm] of David, Maschil.>> Blessed [is he whose] transgression [is] forgiven, [whose] sin [is] covered.
2 Blessed [is] the man unto whom the LORD does not impute iniquity and in whose spirit [there is] no guile.
3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my green [growth] is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and I have not hid my iniquity. I said, I will confess (against myself) my rebellions unto the LORD, and thou shalt forgive the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this shall every one that is merciful pray unto thee in the time when thou may be found; surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near unto him.
7 Thou [art] my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will fix mine eyes upon thee.
9 Be ye not as the horse [or] as the mule, [which] have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in subjection with bit and bridle, or they will not come near unto thee.
10 [There are] many sorrows for the wicked; but he that waits in the LORD, mercy shall compass him [round] about.
11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy, all [ye that are] upright in heart.: