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Psalm 32 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:1 - A Psalm of David. A [fn]Maskil.
How blessed is he whose wrongdoing is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:2 - How blessed is a person whose guilt the LORD does not take into account,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:3 - When I kept silent about my sin, my [fn]body wasted away
Through my [fn]groaning all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:4 - For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My [fn]vitality failed as with the dry heat of summer. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:5 - I acknowledged my sin to You,
And I did not hide my guilt;
I said, “I will confess my wrongdoings to the LORD”;
And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:6 - Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You [fn]in a time when You may be found;
Certainly in a flood of great waters, they will not reach him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:7 - You are my hiding place; You keep me from trouble;
You surround me with [fn]songs of deliverance. Selah
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:8 - I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;
I will advise you with My eye upon you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:9 - Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check,
Otherwise they will not come near to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:10 - The sorrows of the wicked are many,
But the one who trusts in the LORD, goodness will surround him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 32:11 - Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.
NASB20 Footnotes
Possibly Contemplative; or Didactic; or Skillful Psalm
Or bones, substance
Lit roaring
Lit life juices were turned into the drought of summer
Lit in a time of finding out
Or shouts

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