Blessedness consisteth in remission of sins.
Psalms 32:1 Blessed are they, whose vnrightuousnesse is forgeuen, and whose synnes are couered. Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man, vnto whom the LORDE imputeth no synne, in whose sprete there is no gyle.
Confession of sins giveth ease to the conscience.
Psalms 32:3 For whyle I helde my tonge, my bones consumed awaye thorow my daylie complaynynges. Psalms 32:4 And because thy hande was so heuy vpon me both daye and night, my moysture was like the drouth in Sommer. Sela. Psalms 32:5 Therfore I confessed my synne vnto the, and hyd not myne vnrightuousnesse. Psalms 32:6 I saide: I will knowlege myne offence, and accuse my self vnto the LORDE, and so thou forgauest me the wickednesse of my synne. Psalms 32:7 Sela. For this shal euery saynte make his prayer vnto the in due season, therfore shall not the greate water floudes come nye him.
God's promises bring joy.
Psalms 32:8 Thou art my defence in the trouble that is come aboute me, O copasse thou me aboute also with the ioye of delyueraunce. Psalms 32:9 Sela. I wil enforme the, and shewe the the waye wherin thou shalt go: I wil fasten myne eyes vpon the. Psalms 32:10 Be not ye now like horses & mooles, which haue no vnderstondinge. Whose mouthes thou must holde with bytt & brydle, yf they wil not obeie the. Psalms 32:11 Greate plages shall ye vngodly haue, but who so putteth his trust in the LORDE, mercy shall compasse him on euery syde. Be glad (o ye rightuous) and reioyse in the LORDE, be ioyfull all ye that are true of herte.