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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