A psalm[a] of David.
1 Oh, what joy for those
whose disobedience is forgiven,
whose sin is put out of sight!
2 Yes, what joy for those
whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt,[b]
whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
3 When I refused to confess my sin,
my body wasted away,
and I groaned all day long.
4 Day and night your hand of discipline was heavy on me.
My strength evaporated like water in the summer heat. Interlude
5 Finally, I confessed all my sins to you
and stopped trying to hide my guilt.
I said to myself, “I will confess my rebellion to the Lord.”
And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone. Interlude
6 Therefore, let all the godly pray to you while there is still time,
that they may not drown in the floodwaters of judgment.
7 For you are my hiding place;
you protect me from trouble.
You surround me with songs of victory. Interlude
8 The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
9 Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”
10 Many sorrows come to the wicked,
but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.
11 So rejoice in the Lord and be glad, all you who obey him!
Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!
Salimo la Davide. Malangizo.
amene zolakwa zake zakhululukidwa;
amene machimo ake aphimbidwa.
2 Ngodala munthu
amene machimo ake Yehova sawawerengeranso pa iye
ndipo mu mzimu mwake mulibe chinyengo.
3 Pamene ndinali chete,
mafupa anga anakalamba
chifukwa cha kubuwula kwanga tsiku lonse.
4 Pakuti usana ndi usiku
dzanja lanu linandipsinja;
mphamvu zanga zinatha
monga nthawi yotentha yachilimwe.
5 Kotero ine ndinavomereza tchimo langa kwa Inu,
sindinabise mphulupulu zanga.
Ndinati, “Ine ndidzawulula
zolakwa zanga kwa Yehova,
ndipo Inu munandikhululukira
mlandu wa machimo anga.”
6 Choncho aliyense okhulupirika apemphere kwa Inuyo
ndithu pamene madzi amphamvu auka,
7 Inu ndi malo anga obisala;
muzinditeteza ku mavuto ndipo muzindizinga
ndi nyimbo zachipulumutso.
8 Ndidzakulangiza ndi kukuphunzitsa njira imene udzayendamo;
ndidzakupatsa uphungu ndi kukuyangʼanira.
9 Usakhale ngati kavalo kapena bulu,
zimene zilibe nzeru,
koma ziyenera kuwongoleredwa ndi zitsulo za mʼkamwa ndi pamutu,
ukapanda kutero sizibwera kwa iwe.
10 Zowawa ndi zambiri za anthu oyipa
koma chikondi chosatha cha Yehova
chimamuzinga munthu amene amadalira Iye.
11 Kondwerani mwa Yehova inu olungama;
imbani, inu nonse amene muli owongoka mtima!