Sins Compared to Deepening Waters
Psalm 38:4
For my iniquities are gone over my head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

He compareth his sins to waters which, albeit, at the first entrance they seem so shallow, that scarce they touch our ankles; yet the further we go into them, they prove the deeper, and soon pass from our knees to our shoulders, and over our head, and drown us, except God provide a remedy; as if a plank or board be cast unto one in danger of drowning, whereupon, taking hold, he may easily escape the danger; even so we go from sin to sin, and from less to greater, until that many sins meeting and concurring together overgo us: and we, filling the cup of our iniquity, be poisoned with the dregs thereof. Therefore, let us take heed, and turn back in time, lest going forward, contemning such warnings, we become self-murderers, murderers of our own selves. We have better waters, through which we may go in safety, the waters of Siloah, which run softly, by which we may refresh our own souls; the blessed blood of Jesus Christ; and the waters of Ezekiel (Ezekiel 47:12) which flow in the sanctuary, that we may grow from grace to grace, till we come to glory.

(A. Symson.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

WEB: For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

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