Psalm 38:1-22

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. 38  O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath; Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2  For thine arrows stick fast in me, And thy hand presseth me sore. 3  There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation; Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin. 4  For mine iniquities are gone over my head: As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5  My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, Because of my foolishness. 6  I am pained and bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7  For my loins are filled with burning; And there is no soundness in my flesh. 8  I am faint and sore bruised: I have groaned by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 9  Lord, all my desire is before thee; And my groaning is not hid from thee. 10  My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me: As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. 11  My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off. 12  They also 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. 13  But I, as a deaf man, hear not; And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth. 14  Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, And in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15  For in thee, O Jehovah, do I hope: Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God. 16  For I said, Lest they rejoice over me: When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me. 17  For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me. 18  For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 19  But mine enemies are lively, and are strong; And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20  They also that render evil for good Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good. 21  Forsake me not, O Jehovah: O my God, be not far from me. 22  Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation.