Psalm 38
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1A PSALM OF DAVID. “TO CAUSE TO REMEMBER.” YHWH, do not reprove me in Your wrath, || Nor discipline me in Your fury.

2For Your arrows have come down on me, || And You let down Your hand on me.

3Soundness is not in my flesh, || Because of Your indignation, || Peace is not in my bones, || Because of my sin.

4For my iniquities have passed over my head, || As a heavy burden—too heavy for me.

5Stunk—my wounds have become corrupt, || Because of my folly.

6I have been bent down, || I have been bowed down—to excess, || I have gone mourning all the day.

7For my flanks have been full of drought, || And soundness is not in my flesh.

8I have been feeble and struck—to excess, || I have roared from disquietude of heart.

9Lord, all my desire [is] before You, || And my sighing has not been hid from You.

10My heart [is] panting, my power has forsaken me, || And the light of my eyes, || Even they are not with me.

11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from before my plague. And my neighbors have stood far off.

12And those seeking my soul lay a snare, || And those seeking my evil || Have spoken mischievous things, || And they meditate [on] deceits all the day.

13And I, as deaf, do not hear. And as a mute one who does not open his mouth.

14Indeed, I am as a man who does not hear, || And in his mouth are no reproofs.

15Because for You, O YHWH, I have waited, || You answer, O Lord my God.

16When I said, “Lest they rejoice over me, || In the slipping of my foot they magnified themselves against me.”

17For I am ready to halt, || And my pain [is] continually before me.

18For I declare my iniquity, || I am sorry for my sin.

19And my enemies [are] lively, || They have been strong, and those hating me without cause, || Have been multiplied.

20And those paying evil for good accuse me, || Because of my pursuing good.

21Do not forsake me, O YHWH, || My God, do not be far from me,

22Hurry to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

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