A Psalm of David. A Contemplation – Maschil
BLESSED is he whose transgression is forgiven,
Whose sin is covered
2 Blessed is the man whom the Lord does not impute iniquity,
And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 When I kept silent, my bones grew old
Through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night Your 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.
I said. “I will confess my trasngressions to the Lord”,
And You forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
6 For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You
In a time when You may be found:
Surely in a flood of great waters
They shall not come hear him.
7 You are my hiding place;
You shall presever me from trouble;
You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
8 I will instruct and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye,
9 Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no unerstanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.
10 Many sorrows shall be to the wicked;
But he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
11 Be glad in the Lord and rejoice you righteous;
And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
– emphasis mine 🙂
< Heb maśkīl lit., enlightened
instructing, occurs in the title of thirteen Psalms (32, 42, 44, etc.). It denotes a song enforcing some lesson of wisdom or piety, a didactic song.
dictionary.com – 1897 Easton’s Bible Dictionary/answers.com