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!

King James Version

Psalm 32

1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.

For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.

I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.

For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.

Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.