New American Standard Bible

Psalm 32

Blessedness of Forgiveness and of Trust in God.

A Psalm of David. A [a]Maskil.

1How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered!
How blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit!

When I kept silent about my sin, my [b]body wasted away
Through my [c]groaning all day long.
For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me;
My [d]vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer. [e]Selah.
I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I did not hide;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord”;
And You forgave the [f]guilt of my sin. Selah.
Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You [g]in a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.
You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble;
You surround me with [h]songs of deliverance. Selah.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go;
I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Do not be as the horse or as 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.
10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
But he who trusts in the Lord, lovingkindness shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, you righteous ones;
And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 32:1 Possibly Contemplative, or Didactic, or Skillful Psalm
  2. Psalm 32:3 Or bones, substance
  3. Psalm 32:3 Lit roaring
  4. Psalm 32:4 Lit life juices were turned into the drought of summer
  5. Psalm 32:4 Selah may mean: Pause, Crescendo or Musical interlude
  6. Psalm 32:5 Or iniquity
  7. Psalm 32:6 Lit in a time of finding out
  8. Psalm 32:7 Or shouts

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!