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Psalm 38 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O LORD, do not angrily punish me or discipline me in your wrath. 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Your arrows have struck me. Your hand has struck me hard. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
3 No healthy spot is left on my body because of your rage. 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 My guilt has overwhelmed me. Like a heavy load, it is more than I can bear. 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
5 My wounds smell rotten. They fester because of my stupidity. 5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
6 I am bent over and bowed down very low. All day I walk around in mourning. 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
7 My insides are filled with burning pain, and no healthy spot is left on my body. 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
8 I am numb and completely devastated. I roar because my heart's in turmoil. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 You know all my desires, O Lord, and my groaning has not been hidden from you. 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart is pounding. I have lost my strength. Even the light of my eyes has left me. 10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My loved ones and my friends keep their distance and my relatives stand far away because of my sickness. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
12 Those who seek my life lay traps for me. Those who are out to harm me talk about ruining me. All day long they think of ways to deceive me. 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 am like a person who cannot hear and like a person who cannot speak. 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
14 I am like one who cannot hear and who can offer no arguments. 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 But I wait with hope for you, O LORD. You will answer, O Lord, my God. 15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.
16 I said, "Do not let them gloat over me. When my foot slips, do not let them promote themselves at my expense." 16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
17 I am ready to fall. I am continually aware of my pain. 17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
18 I confess my guilt. My sin troubles me. 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
19 My mortal enemies are growing stronger. Many hate me for no reason. 19 Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 They pay me back with evil instead of good, and they accuse me because I try to do what is good. 20 Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
21 Do not abandon me, O LORD. O my God, do not be so distant from me. 21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God.
22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord, my savior. 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.