Psalms - Chapter 32 | Good News Translation

  • 1. Happy are those whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.
  • 2. Happy is the one whom the LORD does not accuse of doing wrong and who is free from all deceit.
  • 3. When I did not confess my sins, I was worn out from crying all day long.
  • 4. Day and night you punished me, LORD; my strength was completely drained, as moisture is dried up by the summer heat.
  • 5. Then I confessed my sins to you; I did not conceal my wrongdoings. I decided to confess them to you, and you forgave all my sins.
  • 6. So all your loyal people should pray to you in times of need; when a great flood of trouble comes rushing in, it will not reach them.
  • 7. You are my hiding place; you will save me from trouble. I sing aloud of your salvation, because you protect me.
  • 8. The LORD says, "I will teach you the way you should go; I will instruct you and advise you.
  • 9. Don't be stupid like a horse or a mule, which must be controlled with a bit and bridle to make it submit."
  • 10. The wicked will have to suffer, but those who trust in the LORD are protected by his constant love.
  • 11. You that are righteous, be glad and rejoice because of what the LORD has done. You that obey him, shout for joy!