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Psalms 38

Psalms 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.

Psalms 38:2  
For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Psalms 38:3  
There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Psalms 38:4  
For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psalms 38:5  
My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Psalms 38:6  
I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psalms 38:7  
For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

Psalms 38:8  
I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Psalms 38:9  
Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

Psalms 38:10  
My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Psalms 38:11  
My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Psalms 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.

Psalms 38:13  
But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Psalms 38:14  
Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Psalms 38:15  
For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

Psalms 38:16  
For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Psalms 38:17  
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Psalms 38:18  
For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Psalms 38:19  
But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psalms 38:20  
They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Psalms 38:21  
Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

Psalms 38:22  
Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.


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