Psalm 38:21
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New American Standard Bible
Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!

King James Bible
Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

Darby Bible Translation
Forsake me not, Jehovah; O my God, be not far from me.

World English Bible
Don't forsake me, Yahweh. My God, don't be far from me.

Young's Literal Translation
Do not forsake me, O Jehovah, My God, be not far from me,

Psalm 38:21 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Forsake me not, O Lord - That is, Do not leave me in my troubles, my sickness, my sorrow. Leave me not to die; leave me not to complain and dishonor thee; leave me not to the reproaches of my enemies.

O my God, be not far from me - See Psalm 35:22. Compare Psalm 10:1; Psalm 13:1.

Psalm 38:21 Parallel Commentaries

Out of the Deep of Suffering and Sorrow.
Save me, O God, for the waters are come in even unto my soul: I am come into deep waters; so that the floods run over me.--Ps. lxix. 1, 2. I am brought into so great trouble and misery: that I go mourning all the day long.--Ps. xxxviii. 6. The sorrows of my heart are enlarged: Oh! bring Thou me out of my distress.--Ps. xxv. 17. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping: the Lord will receive my prayer.--Ps. vi. 8. In the multitude of the sorrows which I had in my heart, Thy comforts have refreshed
Charles Kingsley—Out of the Deep

Question Lxxxiii of Prayer
I. Is Prayer an Act of the Appetitive Powers? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer based on Friendship II. Is it Fitting to Pray? Cardinal Cajetan, On Prayer as a True Cause S. Augustine, On the Sermon on the Mount, II. iii. 14 " On the Gift of Perseverance, vii. 15 III. Is Prayer an Act of the Virtue of Religion? Cardinal Cajetan, On the Humility of Prayer S. Augustine, On Psalm cii. 10 " Of the Gift of Perseverance, xvi. 39 IV. Ought We to Pray to God Alone? S. Augustine, Sermon, cxxvii. 2 V.
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Cross References
Psalm 22:19
But You, O LORD, be not far off; O You my help, hasten to my assistance.

Psalm 35:22
You have seen it, O LORD, do not keep silent; O Lord, do not be far from me.

Psalm 71:12
O God, do not be far from me; O my God, hasten to my help!

Psalm 119:8
I shall keep Your statutes; Do not forsake me utterly! Beth.

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