32:1 A Psalm of David. Maschil. Happy is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is pardoned.

32:2 Happy is the man unto whom the Lord counteth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.

32:3 When I kept silence, my bones wore away through my groaning all the day long.

32:4 For day and night Thy hand was heavy upon me; my sap was turned as in the droughts of summer. Selah

32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto Thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid; I said: 'I will make confession concerning my transgressions unto the Lord' --and Thou, Thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah

32:6 For this let every one that is godly pray unto Thee in a time when Thou mayest be found; surely, when the great waters overflow, they will not reach unto him.

32:7 Thou art my hiding-place; Thou wilt preserve me from the adversary; with songs of deliverance Thou wilt compass me about. Selah

32:8 'I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will give counsel, Mine eye being upon thee.'

32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, that they come not near unto thee.

32:10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked; but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy compasseth him about.

32:11 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous; and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.



Hebrew Transliteration

32:1 ledhâvidh maskiyl 'ashrêy nesuy-pesha` kesuy chathâ'âh

32:2 'ashrêy 'âdhâm lo' yachshobh Adonay lo `âvon ve'êyn beruchoremiyyâh

32:3 kiy-hecherashtiy bâlu `atsâmây besha'aghâthiy kol-hayyom

32:4 kiy yomâm vâlaylâh tikhbadh `âlay yâdhekha nehpakh leshaddiybecharbhonêy qayits selâh

32:5 chathâ'thiy 'odhiy`akha va`avoniy lo'-khissiythiy'âmartiy 'odheh `alêy pheshâ`ay layhvh ve'attâh nâsâ'thâ `avon chathâ'thiyselâh

32:6 `al-zo'th yithpallêl kol-châsiydh 'êleykha le`êth metso' raq leshêthephmayim rabbiym 'êlâyv lo' yaggiy`u

32:7 'attâh sêther liy mitsar titserêniyrânnêy phallêth tesobhebhêniy selâh

32:8 'askiylkha ve'orekha bedherekh-zuthêlêkh 'iy`atsâh `âleykha `êyniy

32:9 'al-tihyu kesus kepheredh 'êyn hâbhiynbemethegh-vâresen `edhyo libhlom bal qerobh 'êleykha

32:10 rabbiymmakh'obhiym lârâshâ` vehabbothêach bayhvh chesedh yesobhebhennu

32:11 simchu bhayhvh veghiylu tsaddiyqiym veharniynu kol-yishrêy-lêbh


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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