Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord

A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering.

1 O LORD, 1rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath!
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2 For your 2arrows have sunk into me, and your hand 3has come down on me.
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3 There is 4no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my 5bones because of my sin.
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4 For my 6iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
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5 My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness,
6 I am 7utterly bowed down and 8prostrate; all the day I 9go about mourning.
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7 For my sides are filled with burning, and there is 10no soundness in my flesh.
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      8 I am feeble and crushed; I 11groan because of the tumult of my heart.
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      9 O Lord, all my longing is before you; my 12sighing is not hidden from you.
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      10 My heart throbs; my strength fails me, and 13the light of my eyes--it also has gone from me.
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      11 My 14friends and companions 15stand aloof from my 16plague, and my nearest kin 17stand far off.
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      12 Those who seek my life 18lay their snares; those who seek my hurt 19speak of ruin and meditate 20treachery all day long.
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      13 But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear, like 21a mute man who does not open his mouth.
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      14 I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no 22rebukes.
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      15 But for 23you, O LORD, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.
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      16 For I said, "Only 24let them not rejoice over me, who 25boast against me when my 26foot slips!"
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      17 For I am 27ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me.
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      18 I 28confess my iniquity; I am 29sorry for my sin.
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      19 But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty, and many are those who hate me 30wrongfully.
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      20 Those who 31render me evil for good 32accuse me because I 33follow after good.
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      21 Do not forsake me, O LORD! O my God, be not 34far from me!
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      22 35Make haste to help me, O Lord, my 36salvation!
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