Psalm 38 NAS

Prayer of a Suffering Penitent.

1 O LORD, 1rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not in Your burning anger.

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2 For Your 2arrows have sunk deep into me, And 3Your hand has pressed down on me.

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3 There is 4no soundness in my flesh 5because * of Your indignation; There is no health 6in my bones because * of my sin.

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4 For my 7iniquities are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.

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5 My awounds grow foul and fester Because * of 8my folly.

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    • Ʈ 38:5 - Or "stripes"
      6 I am bent over and 9greatly bowed down; I 10go mourning all day long.

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      7 For my loins are filled with 11burning, And there is 12no soundness in my flesh.

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      8 I am 13benumbed and bbadly crushed; I c14groan because of the dagitation of my heart.

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        • Ư 38:8 - Or "greatly"
        • ư 38:8 - Lit "roar"
        • Ʊ 38:8 - Lit "growling"
          9 Lord, all 15my desire is ebefore You; And my 16sighing is not hidden from You.

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            • Ʋ 38:9 - Or known "to You"
              10 My heart throbs, 17my strength fails me; And the 18light of my eyes, even fthat ghas gone from me.

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                • Ƴ 38:10 - Lit "they have"
                • ƴ 38:10 - Lit "is not with me"
                  11 My h19loved ones and my friends stand aloof * from my plague; And my kinsmen 20stand afar off.

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                      12 Those who 21seek my life 22lay snares for me; And those who 23seek to injure me have ithreatened destruction, And they 24devise treachery all day long.

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                        • ƶ 38:12 - Lit "spoken"
                          13 But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a 25mute man who does not open his mouth.

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                          14 Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.
                          15 For 26I jhope in You, O LORD; You 27will answer, O Lord my God.

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                            • Ʒ 38:15 - Or "wait for"
                              16 For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, 28would magnify themselves against me."

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                              17 For I am 29ready to fall, And 30my ksorrow is continually before me.

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                                  18 For I l31confess my iniquity; I am full of 32anxiety because of my sin.

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                                    • ƹ 38:18 - Or "declare"
                                      19 But my 33enemies are vigorous and mstrong, And many are those who 34hate me wrongfully.

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                                        • ƺ 38:19 - Or "numerous"
                                          20 And those who 35repay evil for good, They 36oppose me, because I follow what is good.

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                                          21 Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, 37do not be far from me!

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                                          22 Make 38haste to help me, O Lord, 39my salvation!

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