Psalm 38

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. 1Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath; neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me.

3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation; no peace in my bones, because of my sin.

4For mine iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

5My wounds stink, they are corrupt, because of my foolishness.

6I am depressed; I am bowed down beyond measure; I go mourning all the day.

7For my loins are full of burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8I am faint and broken beyond measure; I roar by reason of the agitation of my heart.

9Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my sighing is not hid from thee.

10My heart throbbeth, my strength hath left me; and the light of mine eyes, it also is no more with me.

11My lovers and mine associates stand aloof from my stroke; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

12And they that seek after my life lay snares [for me]; and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and meditate deceits all the day long.

13But I, as a deaf [man], hear not; and am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

14Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

15For in thee, Jehovah, do I hope: thou wilt answer, O Lord my ElohimGod.

16For I said, Let them not rejoice over me! When my foot slipped, they magnified [themselves] against me.

17For I am ready to halt, and my pain is continually before me.

18For I will declare mine iniquity, I am grieved for my sin.

19But mine enemies are lively, they are strong; and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied:

20And they that render evil for good are adversaries unto me; because I pursue what is good.

21Forsake me not, Jehovah; O my ElohimGod, be not far from me.

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