Remission of Sin
1Of David. A maskil
Happy the sinner whose fault is removed, whose sin is forgiven. j Is 1, 18; Ps 65, 3; Rom 4, 7–8 . 2Happy those to whom the LORD imputes no guilt, in whose spirit is no deceit.
3As long as I kept silent,* my bones wasted away; I groaned all the day. k Ps 31, 11 . 4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength withered as in dry summer heat. Selah 5Then I declared my sin to you; my guilt I did not hide. l Pss 38, 19; 51, 5 . I said, “I confess my faults to the LORD,” and you took away the guilt of my sin. Selah 6Thus should all your faithful pray in time of distress. Though flood waters* threaten, they will never reach them. m Ps 18, 5 . 7You are my shelter; from distress you keep me; with safety you ring me round. Selah
8I will instruct you and show you the way you should walk, give you counsel and watch over you. 9Do not be senseless like horses or mules; with bit and bridle their temper is curbed, else they will not come to you.
10Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but love surrounds those who trust in the LORD. 11Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you just; exult, all you upright of heart. n Ps 33, 1 .