The burden of suffering
A Psalm of David, Ps. 70, titleto bring to remembrance.
Ps. 6:1O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath:
Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
For Job 6:4thine arrows stick fast in me,
And Ps. 32:4thy hand presseth me sore.
There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger;
Ps. 6:2Neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
For Ezra 9:6mine iniquities are gone over mine head:
As a heavy burden they are too Mat. 11:28heavy for me.
My wounds stink and are corrupt
Because of my foolishness.
I am troubled; Ps. 35:14I am bowed down greatly;
Job 30:28I go mourning all the day long.
For my loins are filled with a Job 7:5loathsome disease:
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
I am feeble and sore broken:
Job 3:24I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Lord, all my desire is before thee;
And my groaning is not hid from thee.
My heart panteth, my strength faileth me:
As for Ps. 6:7the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
Ps. 31:11My lovers and my friends Luke 10:31stand aloof from my sore;
And my kinsmen Luke 23:49stand afar off.
They also that seek after my life 2 Sam. 17:1lay snares for me:
And they that seek my hurt 2 Sam. 16:7speak mischievous things,
And imagine deceits all the day long.
But 2 Sam. 16:10I, as a deaf man, heard not;
Ps. 39:2,9And I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
Thus I was as a man that heareth not,
And in whose mouth are no reproofs.
For in thee, O Lord, Ps. 39:7do I hope:
Thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
For I said, Hear me, Ps. 13:4lest otherwise they should rejoice over me:
When my foot slippeth, they Ps. 35:26magnify themselves against me.
For I am ready to halt,
And my sorrow is continually before me.
For I will Prov. 28:13declare mine iniquity;
I will be 2 Cor. 7:9sorry for my sin.
But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong:
And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
They also Ps. 35:12that render evil for good are mine adversaries;
Because I follow the thing that good is.
Forsake me not, O Lord:
O my God, Ps. 35:22be not far from me.
Make haste to help me,
O Lord my salvation.
In time of trouble