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Psalms 38 (asv)

Psalms 38 (asv)

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

38:1O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath;

Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

38:2For thine arrows stick fast in me,

And thy hand presseth me sore.

38:3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation;

Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.

38:4For mine iniquities are gone over my head:

As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

38:5My wounds are loathsome and corrupt,

Because of my foolishness.

38:6I am pained and bowed down greatly;

I go mourning all the day long.

38:7For my loins are filled with burning;

And there is no soundness in my flesh.

38:8I am faint and sore bruised:

I have groaned by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

38:9Lord, all my desire is before thee;

And my groaning is not hid from thee.

38:10My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me:

As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

38:11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague;

And my kinsmen stand afar off.

38:12They 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.

38:13But I, as a deaf man, hear not;

And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

38:14Yea, I am as a man that heareth not,

And in whose mouth are no reproofs.

38:15For in thee, O Jehovah, do I hope:

Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.

38:16For I said, Lest they rejoice over me:

When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

38:17For I am ready to fall,

And my sorrow is continually before me.

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

38:19But mine enemies are lively, and are strong;

And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

38:20They also that render evil for good

Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.

38:21Forsake me not, O Jehovah:

O my God, be not far from me.

38:22Make haste to help me,

O Lord, my salvation.


Preceding Entry: Psalms 37
Following Entry: Psalms 39