Psalm 32
The Joy of Forgiveness
Of David. A Maskil.
1How joyful is the one
whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered!32:1 Ps 85:2
2How joyful is a person whom
the Lord does not charge with iniquity32:1–2 Rm 4:7–8
and in whose spirit is no deceit!32:2 Jn 1:47

3When I kept silent, my bones became brittle
from my groaning all day long.32:3 Ps 31:10; 38:8; Jr 20:9
4For day and night your hand was heavy on me;32:4 Jb 23:2; Ps 38:2
my strength was drained32:4 Hb obscure
as in the summer’s heat.32:4 Ps 22:15; 39:10Selah
5Then I acknowledged my sin to you32:5 Ps 51:4
and did not conceal my iniquity.
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.32:5 Lv 26:40; Ps 38:18; Pr 28:13; 1Jn 1:9Selah

6Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to you immediately.32:6 Lit you at a time of finding32:6 Is 55:6
When great floodwaters come,
they will not reach him.32:6 Ps 124:4–5; Is 43:2
7You are my hiding place;32:7 Ps 31:20; 91:1
you protect me from trouble.32:7 Ps 121:7
You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.Selah

8I will instruct you and show you the way to go;32:8 Ps 25:8,12
with my eye on you, I will give counsel.32:8 Ps 33:18; 73:24
9Do not be like a horse or mule,
without understanding,
that must be controlled with bit and bridle
or else it will not come near you.32:9 Pr 26:3; Jms 3:3

10Many pains come to the wicked,32:10 Pr 13:21; Rm 2:9
but the one who trusts in the Lord
will have faithful love surrounding him.32:10 Ps 5:12
11Be glad in the Lord and rejoice,
you righteous ones;
shout for joy,
all you upright in heart.32:11 Ps 64:10; 68:3; 97:12