Psalm 38
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1A psalm of David. A petition. LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.1O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath!
2Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.2For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me.
3Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.3There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin.
4My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.4For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
5My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.5My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness,
6I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.6I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the day I go about mourning.
7My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.7For my sides are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.
8I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.8I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart.
9All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.9O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.10My heart throbs; my strength fails me, and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.
11My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.11My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague, and my nearest kin stand far off.
12Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.12Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek my hurt speak of ruin and meditate treachery all day long.
13I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;13But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear, like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
14I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.14I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes.
15LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.15But for you, O LORD, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.
16For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip."16For I said, “Only let them not rejoice over me, who boast against me when my foot slips!”
17For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.17For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me.
18I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.18I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin.
19Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous.19But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.
20Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.20Those who render me evil for good accuse me because I follow after good.
21LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.21Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not far from me!
22Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.22Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
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