Amplified Bible

Psalm 32

Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God.

A Psalm of David. A skillful [a]song, or a didactic or reflective poem.

1Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, favored by God] is he whose transgression is forgiven,
And whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute wickedness,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.


When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted away
Through my groaning all the day long.

For day and night Your hand [of displeasure] was heavy upon me;
My [b]energy (vitality, strength) was drained away as with the burning heat of summer. Selah.

I acknowledged my sin to You,
And I did not hide my wickedness;
I said, “I will confess [all] my transgressions to the Lord”;
And You forgave the guilt of my sin. Selah.

Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You [for forgiveness] in a time when You [are near and] may be found;
Surely when the great waters [of trial and distressing times] overflow they will not reach [the spirit in] him.

You are my hiding place; You, Lord, protect me from trouble;
You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah.


I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you [who are willing to learn] with My eye upon you.

Do not be like the horse or like the mule which have no understanding,
Whose trappings include bridle and rein to hold them in check,
Otherwise they will not come near to you.
10 
Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
But he who trusts in and relies on the Lord shall be surrounded with compassion and lovingkindness.
11 
Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous [who actively seek right standing with Him];
Shout for joy, all you upright in heart.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 32:1 Meaning uncertain.
  2. Psalm 32:4 Lit life juices were turned into the drought of summer.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 32

Psalm 32

A maskil of David.

Blessed is the person whose lawless acts are forgiven.
    Their sins have been taken away.
Blessed is the person whose sin the Lord never counts against them.
    That person doesn’t want to cheat anyone.

When I kept silent about my sin,
    my body became weak
    because I groaned all day long.
Day and night
    you punished me.
I became weaker and weaker
    as I do in the heat of summer.
Then I admitted my sin to you.
    I didn’t cover up the wrong I had done.
I said, “I will admit my lawless acts to the Lord.”
    And you forgave the guilt of my sin.

Let everyone who is faithful pray to you
    while they can still look to you.
When troubles come like a flood,
    they certainly won’t reach those who are faithful.
You are my hiding place.
    You will keep me safe from trouble.
You will surround me with songs sung by those who praise you
    because you save your people.

I will guide you and teach you the way you should go.
    I will give you good advice and watch over you with love.
Don’t be like a horse or a mule.
    They can’t understand anything.
They have to be controlled by bits and bridles.
    If they aren’t, they won’t come to you.
10 Sinful people have all kinds of trouble.
    But the Lord’s faithful love
    is all around those who trust in him.

11 Be glad because of what the Lord has done for you.
    Be joyful, you who do what is right!
    Sing, all you whose hearts are honest!