Psalm 38 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, be not bitter with me in your wrath; let not your hand be on me in the heat of your passion. 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 For your arrows have gone into my flesh, and I am crushed under the weight of your hand. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
3 My flesh is wasted because of your wrath; and there is no peace in my bones because of my sin. 3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin.
4 For my crimes have gone over my head; they are like a great weight which is more than my strength. 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
5 My wounds are poisoned and evil-smelling, because of my foolish behaviour. 5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
6 I am troubled, I am made low; I go weeping all the day. 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
7 For my body is full of burning; all my flesh is unhealthy. 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
8 I am feeble and crushed down; I gave a cry like a lion because of the grief in my heart. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is before you; my sorrow is not kept secret from you. 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart goes out in pain, my strength is wasting away; as for the light of my eyes, it is gone from me. 10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My lovers and my friends keep away from my disease; my relations keep far away. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
12 Those who have a desire to take my life put nets for me; those who are designing my destruction say evil things against me, all the day their minds are full of deceit. 12 Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception.
13 But I kept my ears shut like a man without hearing; like a man without a voice, never opening his mouth. 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
14 So I was like a man whose ears are shut, and in whose mouth there are no sharp words. 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 In you, O Lord, is my hope: you will give me an answer, O Lord, my God. 15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.
16 I said, Let them not be glad over me; when my foot is moved, let them not be lifted up with pride against me. 16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
17 My feet are near to falling, and my sorrow is ever before me. 17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
18 I will make clear my wrongdoing, with sorrow in my heart for my sin. 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
19 But they are strong who have hate for me without cause: those who are against me falsely are increased in numbers. 19 Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 They give me back evil for good; they are my haters because I go after the thing which is right. 20 Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
21 Do not give me up, O Lord; O my God, be near to me. 21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God.
22 Come quickly to give me help, O Lord, my salvation. 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.