¶ An Instruction of David.Blessed are they, whose unrighteousness is forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man, unto whom the LORD imputeth no sin, in whose spirit there is no guile. For while I held my tongue, my bones consumed away thorow my daily complainings. And because thy hand was so heavy on me both day and night, my moisture was like the drought in Summer. Selah. Therefore I confessed my sin unto thee, and hid not mine unrighteousness. I said: I will knowledge my offense, and accuse my self unto the LORD, and so thou forgavest me the wickedness of my sin. Selah. For this shall every saint make his prayer unto thee in due season, therefore shall not the great water floods come nye him.
¶ Thou art my defense in the trouble that is come about me, O compass thou me about also with the joy of deliverance. Selah. I will enform thee, and shew thee the way wherein thou shalt go: I will fasten mine eyes upon thee. Be not ye now like horses and mules, which have no understanding. Whose mouths thou must hold with bit and bridle, if they will not obey thee. Great plagues shall the ungodly have, but who so putteth his trust in the LORD, mercy shall compass him on every side. Be glad, O ye righteous, and rejoice in the LORD, be joyful all ye that are true of heart.