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Psalms Chapter 38 - New American Standard Bible

1. OLORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not in Your burning anger.

2. For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.

3. There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; There is no health in my bones because of my sin.

4. For my iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.

5. My [1] wounds grow foul and fester Because of my folly.

6. I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.

7. For my loins are filled with burning, And there is no soundness in my flesh.

8. I am benumbed and [4] badly crushed; I [3] groan because of the [2] agitation of my heart.

9. Lord, all my desire is [5] before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.

10. My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even [7] that [6] has gone from me.

11. My [8] loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.

12. Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have [9] threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

13. But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

14. Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.

15. For I [10] hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.

16. For I said, «May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.»

17. For I am ready to fall, And my [11] sorrow is continually before me.

18. For I [12] confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.

19. But my enemies are vigorous and [13] strong, And many are those who hate me wrongfully.

20. And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.

21. Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!

22. Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

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Footnotes
  • 1: Lit roar
  • 2: Lit growling
  • 3: Or known to You
  • 4: Lit they have
  • 5: Lit is not with me
  • 6: Or lovers
  • 7: Lit spoken
  • 8: Or wait for
  • 9: Lit pain
  • 10: Or declare
  • 11: Or numerous
  • 12: Lit with silence
  • 13: Lit kept silence

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