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O Lord, Don't Rebuke Me in Your Wrath
1A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath. Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath.
2For thy arrows are fastened in me : and thy hand hath been strong upon me.
3There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath : there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins.
4For my iniquities are gone over my head : and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.
5My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.
6I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end : I walked sorrowful all the day long.
7For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh.
8I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly : I roared with the groaning of my heart.
9Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee.
10My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me.
11My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off :
12And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.
13But I, as a deaf man, heard not : and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.
14And I became as a man that heareth not : and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.
15For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped : thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.
16For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me : and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.
17For I am ready for scourges : and my sorrow is continually before me.
18For I will declare my inequity : and I will think for my sin.
19But my enemies live, and are stronger that I : and they hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
20They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
21Forsake me not, O Lord my God : do not thou depart from me.
22Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.