Blessed is he whose sin is forgiven :
whose iniquity is put away.
Blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputes no blame :
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
For whilst I held my tongue :
my bones wasted away with my daily complaining.
Your hand was heavy upon me day and night :
and my moisture was dried up like a drought in summer.
Then I acknowledged my sin to you :
and my iniquity I did not hide;
I said I will confess my transgressions to the Lord :
and so you forgave the wickedness of my sin.
For this cause shall everyone that is faithful
make his prayer to you in the day of trouble :
and in the time of the great water-floods,
they shall not come near him.
You are a place to hide me in,
you will preserve me from trouble :
you will surround me with deliverance on every side.
I will instruct you, and direct you in the way that you should go :
I will fasten my eye upon you, and give you counsel.
Be not like horse or mule, that have no understanding :
whose forward course must be curbed with bit and bridle.
Great tribulations remain for the ungodly :
but whoever puts his trust in the Lord,
mercy embraces him on every side.
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous, and be glad :
and shout for joy, all you that are true of heart.