Blessed Are the Forgiven
A Maskil of David.
j Blessed is the one whose k transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
Blessed is the man against whom the Lord l counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit m there is no deceit.
For when I kept silent, my n bones wasted away
through my o groaning all day long.
For day and night your p hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
I q acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, "I r will confess my transgressions to the Lord,"
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
Therefore let everyone who is s godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you t may be found;
surely in the rush of u great waters,
they shall not reach him.
You are a v hiding place for me;
you preserve me from w trouble;
you surround me with x shouts of deliverance. Selah
I will y instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will z counsel you with my eye upon you.
a Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with b bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
c Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who d trusts in the Lord.
e Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
and f shout for joy, all you g upright in heart!
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Romans 4:7 - 8
Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.
You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah
Keeping steadfast love for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children and the children's children, to the third and the fourth generation.
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
2 Corinthians 5:19
That is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!
For my life is spent with sorrow, and my years with sighing; my strength fails because of my iniquity, and my bones waste away.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
1 Samuel 5:6
The hand of the Lord was heavy against the people of Ashdod, and he terrified and afflicted them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory.
1 Samuel 5:11
They sent therefore and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines and said, "Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it return to its own place, that it may not kill us and our people." For there was a deathly panic throughout the whole city. The hand of God was very heavy there.
For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me.
For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.
I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.
He sings before men and says: 'I sinned and per...
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not pr...
I will arise and go to my father, and I will sa...
And the son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned...
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just...
Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents...
He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me ou...
Deep calls to deep at the roar of your waterfal...
Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to ...
Stretch out your hand from on high; rescue me a...
Or darkness, so that you cannot see, and a floo...
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.
In the cover of your presence you hide them from the plots of men; you store them in your shelter from the strife of tongues.
The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
Exodus 15:1 - 18
Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord, saying, "I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
Judges 5:1 - 31
Then sang Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam on that day:
Good and upright is the Lord ; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
Who is the man who fears the Lord ? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.
Disaster pursues sinners, but the righteous are rewarded with good.
There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek.
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
O Lord of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
Whoever gives thought to the word will discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.
Let the righteous one rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him! Let all the upright in heart exult!
But the righteous shall be glad; they shall exult before God; they shall be jubilant with joy!
Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
"Rejoice with him, O heavens; bow down to him, all gods, for he avenges the blood of his children and takes vengeance on his adversaries. He repays those who hate him and cleanses his people's land."
My shield is with God, who saves the upright in heart.