Of David. Mas′kil.
1Happy is the one whose revolt is pardoned, whose sin is covered.
2Happy is the man to whose account Jehovah does not put error,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3When I kept silent my bones wore out through my groaning all day long.
4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me.
My life’s moisture has been changed as in the dry heat of summer. Se′lah.
5My sin I finally confessed to you, and my error I did not cover.
I said: “I shall make confession over my transgressions to Jehovah.”
And you yourself pardoned the error of my sins. Se′lah.
6On this account every loyal one will pray to you
At such a time only as you may be found.
As for the flood of many waters, they will not touch him himself.
7You are a place of concealment for me; you will safeguard me from distress itself.
With joyful cries at providing escape you will surround me. Se′lah.
8“I shall make you have insight and instruct you in the way you should go.
I will give advice with my eye upon you.
9Do not make yourselves like a horse or mule without understanding,
Whose spiritedness is to be curbed even by bridle or halter
Before [they] will come near to you.”
10Many are the pains that the wicked one has;
But as for the one trusting in Jehovah, loving‐kindness itself surrounds him.
11Rejoice in Jehovah and be joyful, YOU righteous ones;
And cry out joyfully, all YOU who are upright in heart.