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Psalm 38 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 Lord, don't correct me when you are angry. Don't punish me when you are burning with anger. 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 You have wounded me with your arrows. You have struck me with your hand. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
3 Because of your anger, my whole body is sick. Because of my sin, I'm not healthy. 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 become too much for me. It is a load too heavy to carry. 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
5 My wounds are ugly. They stink. I've been foolish. I have sinned. 5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
6 I am bent over. I've been brought very low. All day long I go around sobbing. 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
7 My back is filled with burning pain. My whole body is sick. 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
8 I am weak. I feel as if I've been broken in pieces. I groan because of the great pain in my heart. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 Lord, everything I really want is clearly known to you. You always hear me when I sigh. 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart pounds. My strength is gone. My eyes can hardly see. 10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds. My neighbors stay far away from me. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
12 Those who are trying to kill me set their traps. Those who want to harm me talk about destroying me. All day long they plan ways to trick 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 I'm like a deaf person. I can't hear. I'm like someone who can't speak, who can't say a word. 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
14 I'm like a man who doesn't hear. I'm like someone whose mouth can't make any reply. 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 Lord, I wait for you to help me. LORD my God, I know you will answer. 15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.
16 I said, "Don't let my enemies have the joy of seeing me fall. Don't let them brag when my foot slips." 16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
17 I am about to fall. My pain never leaves me. 17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
18 I admit that I have done wrong. I am troubled by my sin. 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
19 I have many powerful enemies. They are strong and healthy. They hate me without any 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, even though I was good to them. They tell lies about 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 Lord, don't desert me. My God, don't be far away from me. 21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God.
22 Lord my Savior, come quickly to help me. 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.