Psalm 38 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Please, LORD, don't punish me when you are mad; don't discipline me when you are furious. 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Your arrows have pierced me; your fist has come down hard on me. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
3 There's nothing in my body that isn't broken because of your rage; there's no health 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 My wrongdoings are stacked higher than my head; they are a weight that's way too heavy for me. 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
5 My wounds reek; they are all infected because of my stupidity. 5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
6 I am hunched over, completely down; I wander around all day long, sad. 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
7 My insides are burning up; there's nothing in my body that isn't broken. 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
8 I'm worn out, completely crushed; I groan because of my miserable heart. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 Everything I long for is laid out before you, my Lord; my sighs aren't hidden from you. 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart pounds; my strength abandons me. Even the light of my eyes is gone. 10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My loved ones and friends keep their distance from me in my sickness; those who were near me now stay far away. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
12 Those who want me dead lay traps; those who want me harmed utter threats, muttering lies all day long. 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'm like someone who is deaf, who can't hear; like someone who can't speak, whose mouth won't open. 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
14 I've become like a person who doesn't hear what is being said, whose mouth has no good comeback. 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 But I wait for you, LORD! You will answer, my Lord, my God! 15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.
16 Because I prayed: "Don't let them celebrate over me or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips," 16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
17 because I'm very close to falling, and my pain is always with me. 17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
18 Yes, I confess my wrongdoing; I'm worried about my sin. 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
19 But my mortal enemies are so strong; those who hate me for no reason seem countless. 19 Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 Those who give, repay good with evil; they oppose me for pursuing good. 20 Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
21 Don't leave me all alone, LORD! Please, my God, don't be far from me! 21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God.
22 Come quickly and help me, my Lord, my salvation! 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.