World English Bible
Psalms, Chapter 38

   1: (A Psalm by David, for a memorial.) Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your wrath, Neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
   2: For your arrows have pierced me, Your hand presses hard on me.
   3: There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation, Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.
   4: For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
   5: My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, Because of my foolishness.
   6: I am pained and bowed down greatly. I go mourning all day long.
   7: For my loins are filled with burning. There is no soundness in my flesh.
   8: I am faint and severely bruised. I have groaned by reason of the anguish of my heart.
   9: Lord, all my desire is before you. My groaning is not hidden from you.
   10: My heart throbs. My strength fails me. As for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.
   11: My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand afar off.
   12: They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all day long.
   13: But I, as a deaf man, don't hear. I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.
   14: Yes, I am as a man who doesn't hear, In whose mouth are no reproofs.
   15: For in you, Yahweh, do I hope. You will answer, Lord my God.
   16: For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, Or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
   17: For I am ready to fall. My pain is continually before me.
   18: For I will declare my iniquity. I will be sorry for my sin.
   19: But my enemies are vigorous and many. Those who hate me without reason are numerous.
   20: They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me, Because I follow what is good.
   21: Don't forsake me, Yahweh. My God, don't be far from me.
   22: Hurry to help me, Lord, my salvation.

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