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Psalms Chapter 38 (Index)

001  A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

002  For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

003  There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

004  For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

005  My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

006  I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

007  For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

008  I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

009  Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

010  My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

011  My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

012  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.

013  But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

014  Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

015  For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

016  For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

017  For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

018  For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

019  But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

020  They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

021  Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

022  Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.