Psalm 32

Blessed Are the Forgiven

1 Blessed is he whose a transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD b does not 1 impute iniquity,
And c in whose spirit there is no deceit.

3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all the day long.
4 For day and night Your d hand was heavy upon me;
My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah

5 I acknowledged my sin to You,
And my iniquity I have not hidden.
e I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,"
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah

6 f For this cause everyone who is godly shall g pray to You
In a time when You may be found;
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come near him.
7 h You are my hiding place;
You shall preserve me from trouble;
You shall surround me with i songs of deliverance. Selah

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
9 Do not be like the j horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.

10 k Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But l he who trusts in the LORD, mercy shall surround him.
11 m Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 85:2
    You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah
    Psalms 103:3
    Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.
    Romans 4:7
    Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, And whose sins are covered.
    Romans 4:8
    Blessed is the man to whom the LORD shall not impute sin.
  2. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 5:19
    That is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
  3. Cross References
    John 1:47
    Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward Him, and said of him, "Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no deceit!
  4. Cross References
    1 Samuel 5:6
    But the hand of the LORD was heavy on the people of Ashdod, and He ravaged them and struck them with tumors, both Ashdod and its territory.
    Psalms 38:2
    For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down.
    Psalms 39:10
    Remove Your plague from me; I am consumed by the blow of Your hand.
  5. Cross References
    2 Samuel 12:13
    So David said to Nathan, "I have sinned against the LORD." And Nathan said to David, "The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.
    Psalms 38:18
    For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.
    Proverbs 28:13
    He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.
    1 John 1:9
    If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
  6. Cross References
    1 Timothy 1:16
    However, for this reason I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show all longsuffering, as a pattern to those who are going to believe on Him for everlasting life.
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 69:13
    But as for me, my prayer is to You, O LORD, in the acceptable time; O God, in the multitude of Your mercy, Hear me in the truth of Your salvation.
    Isaiah 55:6
    Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 9:9
    The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, A refuge in times of trouble.
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 15:1
    Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: "I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!
    Judges 5:1
    Then Deborah and Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying:
    Psalms 40:3
    He has put a new song in my mouth - Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.
  10. Cross References
    Proverbs 26:3
    A whip for the horse, A bridle for the donkey, And a rod for the fool's back.
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 16:4
    Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.
    Proverbs 13:21
    Evil pursues sinners, But to the righteous, good shall be repaid.
    Romans 2:9
    Tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 5:11
    But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.
    Psalms 5:12
    For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.
    Proverbs 16:20
    He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 64:10
    The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him. And all the upright in heart shall glory.
    Psalms 68:3
    But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
    Psalms 97:12
    Rejoice in the LORD, you righteous, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Previous Book Next Book