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The first book of Psalms, song 38, King James Version

Psalm 38


   A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
   1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
   2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
   3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
   4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
   5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
   6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
   7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.
   8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
   9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
   10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
   11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
   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.
   13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
   14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
   15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
   16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
   17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
   18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
   19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
   20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.
   21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
   22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
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