Psalm Thirty Eight
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Psalm Thirty Eight

   
1:O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
 
2: For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
 

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3: There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
 
4: For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
 
5: My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
 
6: I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
 
7: For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.
 
8: I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
 
9: Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
 
10: My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
 
11: My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
 
12: They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
 
13: But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
 
14: Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
 
15: For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
 
16: For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
 
17: For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
 
18: For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
 
19: But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
 
20: They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
 
21: Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
 
22: Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.