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Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.
When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long.
For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah.
I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

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.

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