New Defender's Study Bible Notes
32:1 sin is covered. Psalm 32:1,2, is quoted by Paul in Romans 4:7,8. Psalm 32 is evidently David’s song of joy after his repentance and restoration following his sin of adultery and murder in the matter of Bathsheba and Uriah (II Samuel 11-12). See Psalm 51.
32:2 imputeth not iniquity. See notes on Genesis 15:6 and Romans 4:8 for the significance of “imputeth.”
32:3 my roaring. David was outwardly silent about his sin, but inwardly “roaring.” Note the use of the same word in connection with the sufferings of Christ on the cross (Psalm 22:1).
32:5 acknowledged my sin. This procedure (confession to the Lord, followed by His forgiveness) is reflected in the New Testament (e.g., I John 1:9).
32:8 with mine eye. Just as a mother can direct her child away from trouble with a meaningful glance, so the believer who is back in fellowship with the Lord becomes very sensitive to the Lord’s will, through the indwelling Holy Spirit.