Psalms - Chapter 32


The King James Version Basic English Version (BBE)

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

1 <Of David. Maschil.> Happy is he who has forgiveness for his wrongdoing, and whose sin is covered.

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

2 Happy is the man in whom the Lord sees no evil, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

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

3 When I kept my mouth shut, my bones were wasted, because of my crying all through the day.

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

4 For the weight of your hand was on me day and night; my body became dry like the earth in summer. (Selah.)

5 I acknowledged 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.

5 I made my wrongdoing clear to you, and did not keep back my sin. I said, I will put it all before the Lord; and you took away my wrongdoing and my sin. (Selah.)

6 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.

6 For this cause let every saint make his prayer to you at a time when you are near: then the overflowing of the great waters will not overtake him.

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

7 You are my safe and secret place; you will keep me from trouble; you will put songs of salvation on the lips of those who are round me. (Selah.)

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

8 I will give you knowledge, teaching you the way to go; my eye will be your guide.

9 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.

9 Do not be like the horse or the ass, without sense; ...

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

10 The sinner will be full of trouble; but mercy will be round the man who has faith in the Lord.

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

11 Be glad in the Lord with joy, you upright men; give cries of joy, all you whose hearts are true.




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