Psalm 32. Beati quorum.
- Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, *
and whose sin is put away!
- Happy are they to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, *
and in whose spirit there is no guile!
- While I held my tongue, my bones withered away, *
because of my groaning all day long.
- For your hand was heavy upon me day and night; *
my moisture was dried up as in the heat of summer.
- Then I acknowledged my sin to you, *
and did not conceal my guilt.
- I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord." *
Then you forgave me the guilt of my sin.
- Therefore all the faithful will make their prayers to you in time of trouble; *
when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach them.
- You are my hiding-place; you preserve me from trouble; *
you surround me with shouts of deliverance.
- "I will instruct you and teach you in the way that you should go; *
I will guide you with my eye.
- Do not be like horse or mule, which have no understanding; *
who must be fitted with bit and bridle, or else they will not stay near you."
- Great are the tribulations of the wicked; *
but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.
- Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; *
shout for joy, all who are true of heart.
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