Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit.
How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit!
Yes, what joy for those whose record the LORD has cleared of sin, whose lives are lived in complete honesty!
Count yourself lucky--GOD holds nothing against you and you're holding nothing back from him.
Happy is the man in whom the Lord sees no evil, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
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1 tn Heb “man.” The word choice reflects the perspective of the psalmist, who is male. The principle of the psalm is certainly applicable to all people, regardless of their gender or age. To facilitate modern application, the gender and age specific “man” has been translated with the more neutral “one.”
2 tn Heb “blessed [is] the man to whom the
3 sn In whose spirit there is no deceit. The point is not that the individual is sinless and pure. In this context, which focuses on confession and forgiveness of sin, the psalmist refers to one who refuses to deny or hide his sin, but instead honestly confesses it to God.