Chapter 38

PSA.38:1 A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance. O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure!
PSA.38:2 For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down.
PSA.38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh Because of Your anger, Nor any health in my bones Because of my sin.
PSA.38:4 For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
PSA.38:5 My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness.
PSA.38:6 I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
PSA.38:7 For my loins are full of inflammation, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
PSA.38:8 I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart.
PSA.38:9 Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
PSA.38:10 My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.
PSA.38:11 My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, And my relatives stand afar off.
PSA.38:12 Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, And plan deception all the day long.
PSA.38:13 But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.
PSA.38:14 Thus I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth is no response.
PSA.38:15 For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.
PSA.38:16 For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.”
PSA.38:17 For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.
PSA.38:18 For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.
PSA.38:19 But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; And those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.
PSA.38:20 Those also who render evil for good, They are my adversaries, because I follow what is good.
PSA.38:21 Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me!
PSA.38:22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

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