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Psalm 31

Of David: understanding.

Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not sin, and in whose mouth there is no guile.
Because I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my crying all the day long.
For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; I was in misery while a thorn was stuck fast in me.
I acknowledged mine iniquity, and my sin have I not hid. I said, I will confess against myself mine iniquity unto the Lord; and Thou forgavest the ungodliness of my heart.
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a seasonable time; and in the flood of many waters they shall not come nigh unto Him.
Thou art my refuge from the trouble that surroundeth me; deliver me, O my joy, from them that have compassed me about.
I will instruct thee and guide thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will fix Mine eyes upon thee.
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding, whose jaws thou must hold in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Many are the scourges of the sinner, but he that hopeth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about.

Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous; and glory, all ye that are upright in heart.