32 By David; a well-written song. 1
How blessed 2 is the one whose rebellious acts are forgiven, 3
whose sin is pardoned! 4
2 How blessed is the one 5 whose wrongdoing the Lord does not punish, 6
in whose spirit there is no deceit. 7
3 When I refused to confess my sin, 8
my whole body wasted away, 9
while I groaned in pain all day long.
4 For day and night you tormented me; 10
you tried to destroy me 11 in the intense heat 12 of summer. 13 (Selah)
5 Then I confessed my sin;
I no longer covered up my wrongdoing.
I said, “I will confess 14 my rebellious acts to the Lord.”
And then you forgave my sins. 15 (Selah)
6 For this reason every one of your faithful followers 16 should pray to you
while there is a window of opportunity. 17
Certainly 18 when the surging water 19 rises,
it will not reach them. 20
7 You are my hiding place;
you protect me from distress.
You surround me with shouts of joy from those celebrating deliverance. 21 (Selah)
8 I will instruct and teach you 22 about how you should live. 23
I will advise you as I look you in the eye. 24
9 Do not be 25 like an unintelligent horse or mule, 26
which will not obey you
unless they are controlled by a bridle and bit. 27
10 An evil person suffers much pain, 28
but the Lord’s faithfulness overwhelms the one who trusts in him. 29
11 Rejoice in the Lord and be happy, you who are godly!
Shout for joy, all you who are morally upright! 30
33 You godly ones, shout for joy because of the Lord!
It is appropriate for the morally upright to offer him praise.
2 Give thanks to the Lord with the harp!
Sing to him to the accompaniment of a ten-stringed instrument!
3 Sing to him a new song! 1
Play skillfully as you shout out your praises to him! 2
4 For 3 the Lord’s decrees 4 are just, 5
and everything he does is fair. 6
5 The Lord promotes 7 equity and justice;
the Lord’s faithfulness extends throughout the earth. 8
6 By the Lord’s decree 9 the heavens were made;
by a mere word from his mouth all the stars in the sky were created. 10
7 He piles up the water of the sea; 11
he puts the oceans 12 in storehouses.
8 Let the whole earth fear 13 the Lord!
Let all who live in the world stand in awe of him!
9 For he spoke, and it 14 came into existence,
he issued the decree, 15 and it stood firm.
10 The Lord frustrates 16 the decisions of the nations;
he nullifies the plans 17 of the peoples.
11 The Lord’s decisions stand forever;
his plans abide throughout the ages. 18
12 How blessed 19 is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people whom he has chosen to be his special possession. 20
13 The Lord watches 21 from heaven;
he sees all people. 22
14 From the place where he lives he looks carefully
at all the earth’s inhabitants.
15 He is the one who forms every human heart, 23
and takes note of all their actions.
16 No king is delivered by his vast army;
a warrior is not saved by his great might.
17 A horse disappoints those who trust in it for victory; 24
despite its great strength, it cannot deliver.
18 Look, the Lord takes notice of his loyal followers, 25
those who wait for him to demonstrate his faithfulness 26
19 by saving their lives from death 27
and sustaining them during times of famine. 28
20 We 29 wait for the Lord;
he is our deliverer 30 and shield. 31
21 For our hearts rejoice in him,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May we experience your faithfulness, O Lord, 32
for 33 we wait for you.