||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 38 [Commentary] |
||A Psalm of David, for a memorial. O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath,
And chasten me not in Your burning anger.
||For Your arrows have sunk deep into me,
And Your hand has pressed down on me.
||There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation;
There is no health in my bones because of my sin.
||For my iniquities are gone over my head;
As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.
||My wounds grow foul and fester
Because of my folly.
||I am bent over and greatly bowed down;
I go mourning all day long.
||For my loins are filled with burning,
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
||I am benumbed and badly crushed;
I groan because of the agitation of my heart.
||Lord, all my desire is before You;
And my sighing is not hidden from You.
||My heart throbs, my strength fails me;
And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.
||My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague;
And my kinsmen stand afar off.
||Those who seek my life lay snares for me;
And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction,
And they devise treachery all day long.
||But I, like a deaf man, do not hear;
And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
||Yes, I am like a man who does not hear,
And in whose mouth are no arguments.
||For I hope in You, O LORD;
You will answer, O Lord my God.
||For I said, "May they not rejoice over me,
Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."
||For I am ready to fall,
And my sorrow is continually before me.
||For I confess my iniquity;
I am full of anxiety because of my sin.
||But my enemies are vigorous and strong,
And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
||And those who repay evil for good,
They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
||Do not forsake me, O LORD;
O my God, do not be far from me!
||Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation!
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