1Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.2Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputes not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.3When I kept silence, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long.4For day and night your hand was heavy upon me: my strength is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.5I acknowledged my sin unto you, and my iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.6For this shall every one that is godly pray unto you in a time when you may be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come near unto him.7You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble; you shall surround me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.8I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.9Be you not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, else they come not near unto you.10Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.11Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, you righteous: and shout for joy, all you that are upright in heart.