Tehillim (Psalms) 38
1O יהוה, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chastise me in Your hot displeasure!
2For Your arrows have pierced me, And Your hand comes down on me.
3There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your rage, Nor peace in my bones because of my sin.
4For my crookednesses have passed over my head; Like a heavy burden, too heavy for me.
5My wounds have become stinky, festering Because of my folly.
6I have been bent down; I have been bowed down very much; All day long I have gone mourning.
7For my loins have become filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
8I have become weak and greatly crushed; I howled from the groaning of my heart.
9יהוה, all my desire is before You; And my sighing has not been hid from You.
10My heart is throbbing, my strength has forsaken me; And the light of my eyes also is not with me.
11My loved ones and my friends stand back from my plague, And my neighbours stand far away.
12And those seeking my life lay a snare; And those seeking my evil have spoken of destruction, And utter deceit all day long.
13But I, as one deaf, do not hear; And as a dumb one who does not open his mouth.
14I am like a man who does not hear, And who has no rebukes in his mouth.
15For on You, O יהוה, I have waited; You do answer, O יהוה my Elohim.
16For I said, “Otherwise they would rejoice over me, When my foot slips they would exalt themselves over me.”
17For I am ready to fall, And my pain is always with me.
18For I confess my crookedness; I am sorry over my sin.
19But my enemies are alive; They have become strong; And those hating me falsely are many.
20And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
21Do not forsake me, O יהוה; O my Elohim, be not far from me!
22Hasten to help me, O יהוה, my deliverance!

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