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Psalm 38. Domine, ne in furore.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Eighth Day - Morning Prayer.
  1. O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger; *
    do not punish me in your wrath.
  2. For your arrows have already pierced me, *
    and your hand presses hard upon me.
  3. There is no health in my flesh, because of your indignation; *
    there is no soundness in my body, because of my sin.
  4. For my iniquities overwhelm me; *
    like a heavy burden they are too much for me to bear.
  5. My wounds stink and fester *
    by reason of my foolishness.
  6. I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; *
    I go about in mourning all the day long.
  7. My loins are filled with searing pain; *
    there is no health in my body.
  8. I am utterly numb and crushed; *
    I wail, because of the groaning of my heart.
  9. O Lord, you know all my desires, *
    and my sighing is not hidden from you.
  10. My heart is pounding, my strength has failed me, *
    and the brightness of my eyes is gone from me.
  11. My friends and companions draw back from my affliction; *
    my neighbors stand afar off.
  12. Those who seek after my life lay snares for me; *
    those who strive to hurt me speak of my ruin and plot treachery all the day long.
  13. But I am like the deaf who do not hear, *
    like those who are mute and do not open their mouth.
  14. I have become like one who does not hear *
    and from whose mouth comes no defense.
  15. For in you, O Lord, have I fixed my hope; *
    you will answer me, O Lord my God.
  16. For I said, "Do not let them rejoice at my expense, *
    those who gloat over me when my foot slips."
  17. Truly, I am on the verge of falling, *
    and my pain is always with me.
  18. I will confess my iniquity *
    and be sorry for my sin.
  19. Those who are my enemies without cause are mighty, *
    and many in number are those who wrongfully hate me.
  20. Those who repay evil for good slander me, *
    because I follow the course that is right.
  21. O Lord, do not forsake me; *
    be not far from me, O my God.
  22. Make haste to help me, *
    O Lord of my salvation.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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