Psalm 32:7 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Psalm 32:7, NIV: You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 32:7, ESV: You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 32:7, KJV: Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.

Psalm 32:7, NASB: You are my hiding place; You keep me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 32:7, NLT: For you are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory. Interlude

Psalm 32:7, CSB: You are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble. You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance. Selah

What does Psalm 32:7 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The Lord adds protection to forgiveness. In this context, this refers to God keeping His people from the distress of conviction. Unconfessed sin creates discomfort in the spirit of a believer (Revelation 3:19; Hebrews 12:6; Psalm 32:1–4). David tried to hide his sins from the Lord; doing so led to great distress. However, when he confessed his sins and received forgiveness (1 John 1:8–10), he found a secure relationship with God (Psalm 51:1).

Using military imagery, David regarded himself as surrounded by the enemy but delivered by the Lord. The deliverance brought shouts of deliverance. Paul perceived the Christian life as under attack from a sinister enemy, the Devil. However, he recognized that victory comes from employing spiritual weapons and prayer. Paul assured the Christians at Rome that believers are on the winning team! He exulted: "We are more than conquerors through him who loved us" (Romans 8:37).