38:1 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke
me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
38:2 For thy arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand falleth heavy
38:3 [There is] no soundness in my flesh because of thy anger;
neither [is there any] rest in my bones because of my sin.
38:4 For my iniquities have gone over my head: as a heavy burden
they are too heavy for me.
38:5 My wounds are offensive, [and] are corrupt because of my
38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all
the day long.
38:7 For my loins are filled with a lothsome [disease]: and
[there is] no soundness in my flesh.
38:8 I am feeble and grievously broken: I have roared by reason
of the disquietness of my heart.
38:9 LORD, all my desire [is] before thee; and my groaning is
not hid from thee.
38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light
of my eyes, that also is gone from me.
38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my affliction;
and my kinsmen stand afar off.
38:12 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.
38:13 But I, as a deaf [man], heard not; and [I was] as a dumb
man [that] openeth not his mouth.
38:14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth
[are] no reproofs.
38:15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O LORD my
38:16 For I said, [Hear me], lest [otherwise] they should
rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify
[themselves] against me.
38:17 For I [am] ready to halt, and my sorrow [is] continually
38:18 For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my
38:19 But my enemies [are] lively, [and] they are strong: and
they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
38:20 They also that render evil for good are my adversaries;
because I follow [the thing that is] good.
38:21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
38:22 Make haste to help me, O LORD my salvation.