Psalm 38
A Faithful Version

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

1O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath; neither chasten me in Your fury,

2For Your arrows stick fast in me, and Your hand presses heavily upon me.

3There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger; nor rest in my bones because of my sin,

4For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

5My wounds are putrefied and fester because of my foolishness.

6I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long,

7For my loins are filled with a burning; and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8I am feeble and painfully broken; I groan because of the anguish of my heart.

9My LORD, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You.

10My heart pants; my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.

11My loved ones and My friends stand apart from My plague; and My neighbors stand far off.

12And those who seek my life lay snares for me; and those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and plot deceptions all the day long.

13But like a deaf one, I do not hear; and I am like a dumb one who opens not his mouth.

14Thus I am as a man who hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs,

15For in You, O LORD, do I hope; You will answer, O LORD my God,

16For I said, "Hear me, lest they rejoice over me; when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me."

17For I am ready to fall, and my pain is always before me,

18For I will confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.

19And my enemies are vigorous; they are strong; and those who hate me without reason are multiplied.

20And those who render evil for good oppose me because I follow what is good.

21Forsake me not, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me.

22Make haste to help me, O LORD my salvation.

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