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Psalm 32 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Joy of Forgiveness

Of David. A Maskil.

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How joyful is the one

whose transgression is forgiven,

whose sin is covered!

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How joyful is a person whom

the LORD does not charge with iniquity

and in whose spirit is no deceit!

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When I kept silent, my bones became brittle

from my groaning all day long.

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For day and night your hand was heavy on me;

my strength was drained[fn]

as in the summer’s heat.Selah

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Then I acknowledged my sin to you

and did not conceal my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”

and you forgave the guilt of my sin.Selah

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Therefore let everyone who is faithful pray to you immediately.[fn]

When great floodwaters come,

they will not reach him.

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You are my hiding place;

you protect me from trouble.

You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance.Selah

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I will instruct you and show you the way to go;

with my eye on you, I will give counsel.

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Do 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.

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Many pains come to the wicked,

but the one who trusts in the LORD

will have faithful love surrounding him.

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Be glad in the LORD and rejoice,

you righteous ones;

shout for joy,

all you upright in heart.

CSB Footnotes
Hb obscure
Lit you at a time of finding

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