1 Happy the one whose transgression is forgiven, ♦︎
and whose sin is covered.
2 Happy the one to whom the Lord imputes no guilt, ♦︎
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
3 For I held my tongue; ♦︎
my bones wasted away
through my groaning all the day long.
4 Your hand was heavy upon me day and night; ♦︎
my moisture was dried up like the drought in summer.
5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you ♦︎
and my iniquity I did not hide.
6 I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord, ♦︎
and you forgave the guilt of my sin.
7 Therefore let all the faithful make their prayers to you
in time of trouble; ♦︎
in the great water flood, it shall not reach them.
8 You are a place for me to hide in;
you preserve me from trouble; ♦︎
you surround me with songs of deliverance.
9 I will instruct you and teach you
in the way that you should go; ♦︎
I will guide you with my eye.
10 Be not like horse and mule which have no understanding; ♦︎
whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle,
or else they will not stay near you.
11 Great tribulations remain for the wicked, ♦︎
but mercy embraces those who trust in the Lord.
12 Be glad, you righteous, and rejoice in the Lord; ♦︎
shout for joy, all who are true of heart.
1 Sin whispers to the wicked, in the depths of their heart; ♦︎
there is no fear of God before their eyes.
2 They flatter themselves in their own eyes ♦︎
that their abominable sin will not be found out.
3 The words of their mouth are unrighteous and full of deceit; ♦︎
they have ceased to act wisely and to do good.
4 They think out mischief upon their beds
and have set themselves in no good way; ♦︎
nor do they abhor that which is evil.
5 Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens ♦︎
and your faithfulness to the clouds.
6 Your righteousness stands like the strong mountains,
your justice like the great deep; ♦︎
you, Lord, shall save both man and beast.
7 How precious is your loving mercy, O God! ♦︎
All mortal flesh shall take refuge
under the shadow of your wings.
8 They shall be satisfied with the abundance of your house; ♦︎
they shall drink from the river of your delights.
9 For with you is the well of life ♦︎
and in your light shall we see light.
10 O continue your loving-kindness to those who know you ♦︎
and your righteousness to those who are true of heart.
11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, ♦︎
nor the hand of the ungodly thrust me away.
12 There are they fallen, all who work wickedness. ♦︎
They are cast down and shall not be able to stand.