Psalm 38
Douay-Rheims Bible

O Lord, Don't Rebuke Me in Your Wrath

1{37:1}A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath. [2] Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath.

2{37:3}For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong upon me.

3{37:4}There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins.

4{37:5}For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.

5{37:6}My sores are putrefied and corrupted, because of my foolishness.

6{37:7}I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I walked sorrowful all the day long.

7{37:8}For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh.

8{37:9}I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning of my heart.

9{37:10}Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee.

10{37:11}My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me.

11{37:12}My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off:

12{37:13}And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.

13{37:14}But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.

14{37:15}And I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.

15{37:16}For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped: thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.

16{37:17}For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me: and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.

17{37:18}For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me.

18{37:19}For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think for my sin.

19{37:20}But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

20{37:21}They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.

21{37:22}For sake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me.

22{37:23}Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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