Blessed is he whose unrighteousness is forgiven *
and whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth no sin *
and in whose spirit there is no guile.
For while I held my tongue *
my bones consumed away through my daily complaining.
For thy hand is heavy upon me day and night *
and my moisture is like the drought in summer.
I will acknowledge my sin unto thee *
and mine unrighteousness have I not hid.
I said, I will confess my sins unto the Lord *
and so thou forgavest the wickedness of my sin.
For this shall every one that is godly make his prayer unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found *
but in the great water-floods they shall not come nigh him.
Thou art a place to hide me in, thou shalt preserve me from trouble *
thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.
I will inform thee, and teach thee in the way wherein thou shalt go *
and I will guide thee with mine eye.
Be ye not like to horse and mule, which have no understanding *
whose mouths must be held with bit and bridle, lest they fall upon thee.
Great plagues remain for the ungodly *
but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord, mercy embraceth him on every side.
Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the Lord *
and be joyful, all ye that are true of heart.
My heart sheweth me the wickedness of the ungodly *
that there is no fear of God before his eyes.
For he flattereth himself in his own sight *
until his abominable sin be found out.
The words of his mouth are unrighteous, and full of deceit *
he hath left off to behave himself wisely, and to do good.
He imagineth mischief upon his bed, and hath set himself in no good way *
neither doth he abhor any thing that is evil.
Thy mercy, O Lord, reacheth unto the heavens *
and thy faithfulness unto the clouds.
Thy righteousness standeth like the strong mountains *
thy judgements are like the great deep.
Thou, Lord, shalt save both man and beast; How excellent is thy mercy, O God *
and the children of men shall put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.
They shall be satisfied with the plenteousness of thy house *
and thou shalt give them drink of thy pleasures, as out of the river.
For with thee is the well of life *
and in thy light shall we see light.
O continue forth thy loving-kindness unto them that know thee *
and thy righteousness unto them that are true of heart.
O let not the foot of pride come against me *
and let not the hand of the ungodly cast me down.
There are they fallen, all that work wickedness *
they are cast down, and shall not be able to stand.