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The Blessedness of Forgiveness
A Psalm of David, Maschil.

1 Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.

2 Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, Rom. 4.7, 8
and in whose spirit there is no guile.

3 When I kept silence, my bones waxed old
through my roaring all the day long.

4 For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me:
my moisture is turned into the drought of summer.

5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee,
and mine iniquity have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD;
and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. 2 Sam. 12.13

6 For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee
in a time when thou mayest be found:
surely in the floods of great waters
they shall not come nigh unto him.

7 Thou art my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.

8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.

9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule,
which have no understanding:
whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle,
lest they come near unto thee.

10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked:
but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.

11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

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