Psalms 38
A Psalm of David. To bring remembrance.
1O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your wrath,
nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
2#Ps 63:1; 84:2 For Your arrows pierce me,
and Your hand presses down on me.
3#Ps 79:10; 80:5 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation,
nor is there health in my bones because of my sin.
4#Isa 30:29; Ps 62:8 For my iniquities have passed over my head;
as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
5#Ps 42:11; 43:5 My wounds grow foul and fester
because of my foolishness.
6#2Sa 17:22; Dt 3:8–9 I am bent, I am bowed down greatly;
I go mourning all the day long.
7#Ps 88:7; Jnh 2:3 For my sides are filled with burning,
and there is no soundness in my flesh.
8#Job 35:10; Ps 63:6 I am numb and completely crushed;
I have roared because of the groaning of my heart.
9#Ps 38:6; 18:2 Lord, all my desire is before You,
and my sighing is not hidden from You.
10#Ps 42:3; Joel 2:17 My heart throbs, my strength fails me;
as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.
11#Ps 42:5; 43:5 My friends and my companions stand back because of my affliction,
and those close to me stand at a distance.
12The people who seek my life strike at me;
those who seek my harm speak destruction,
and plan treacheries all the day long.
13But I, like a deaf man, did not hear;
and like a dumb man, did not open my mouth.
14Thus I was as a man who does not hear,
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, “Lest otherwise they should rejoice over me.
When my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.”
17For I am ready to stumble,
and my pain is continually before me.
18For I will declare my iniquity;
I am anxious because of my sin.
19But my enemies are lively, and they are strong;
and those who wrongfully hate me are many.
20Those also who repay evil for good are my adversaries,
because I pursue good.
21Do not abandon me, O Lord;
O my God, do not be far from me.
22Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation.

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