Psalm 38
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Do Not Forsake Me, O Yahweh

A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance.

1O Yahweh, reprove me not in Your wrath,

And discipline me not in Your burning anger.

2For Your arrows have pressed deep into me,

And Your hand has pressed down upon me.

3There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation;

There is no health in my bones because of my sin.

4For my iniquities go over my head;

As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.

5My [†]wounds stink and rot

Because of my [†]folly.

6I am bent over and greatly bowed down;

I go mourning all day long.

7For my loins are filled with burning,

And there is no soundness in my flesh.

8I am faint and [†]badly crushed;

I [†]groan because of the [†]agitation of my heart.

9Lord, all my desire is [†]before You;

And my sighing is not hidden from You.

10My heart throbs, my strength forsakes me;

And the light of my eyes, even [†]that [†]has gone from me.

11My [†]loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague;

And my kinsmen stand afar off.

12Those who search for my life lay snares for me;

And those who seek [†]to do me evil have [†]threatened destruction,

And they meditate on deception all day long.

13But I, like a deaf man, do not hear;

And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

14And I am like a man who does not hear,

And in whose mouth are no reproofs.

15For I [†]wait on You, O Yahweh;

You will answer, O Lord my God.

16For I said, “Save, lest they be glad over me,

Who, when my foot stumbles, magnify themselves against me.”

17For I am ready to fall,

And my [†]sorrow is continually before me.

18For I [†]confess my iniquity;

I am full of anxiety because of my sin.

19But my enemies are vigorous and [†]strong,

And those who wrongfully hate me abound.

20And those who repay evil for good,

They accuse me, for I pursue what is good.

21Do not forsake me, O Yahweh;

O my God, do not be far from me!

22Make haste to help me,

O Lord, my salvation!

5 Or stripes
5 A lack of wisdom due to negligence or carelessness; the activity of an ignorant fool
8 Or greatly
8 Lit roar
8 Lit growling
9 Or known to You
10 Lit they have
10 Lit is not with me
11 Or lovers
12 Or my calamity
12 Lit spoken
15 Or hope for
17 Lit pain
18 Or declare
19 Or numerous

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