1: (By David. A contemplative psalm.) Blessed is he whose disobedience is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. 2: Blessed is the man to whom Yahweh doesn't impute iniquity, In whose spirit there is no deceit. 3: When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4: For day and night your hand was heavy on me. My strength was sapped in the heat of summer. Selah. 5: I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn't hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh, And you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah. 6: For this, let everyone who is godly pray to you in a time when you may be found. Surely when the great waters overflow, they shall not reach to him. 7: You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah. 8: I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go. I will counsel you with my eye on you. 9: Don't be like the horse, or like the mule, which have no understanding, Whose are controlled by bit and bridle, or else they will not come near to you. 10: Many sorrows shall be to the wicked, But he who trusts in Yahweh, lovingkindness shall surround him. 11: Be glad in Yahweh, and rejoice, you righteous! Shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart!