Psalm 38 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 For thy arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand falleth heavy upon me. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
3 [There is] no soundness in my flesh because of thy anger; neither [is there any] rest 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 iniquities have gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
5 My wounds are offensive, [and] are corrupt because of my foolishness. 5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
7 For my loins are filled with a lothsome [disease]: and [there is] no soundness in my flesh. 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
8 I am feeble and grievously broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 Lord, all my desire [is] before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of my eyes, that also 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 stand aloof from my affliction; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
12 They also that seek after my life lay snares [for me]: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the 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, as a deaf [man], heard not; and [I was] as a dumb man [that] openeth not his mouth. 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth [are] no reproofs. 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. 15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.
16 For I said, [Hear me], lest [otherwise] they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify [themselves] against me. 16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
17 For I [am] ready to halt, and my sorrow [is] continually before me. 17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
18 For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
19 But my enemies [are] lively, [and] they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 19 Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow [the thing that is] good. 20 Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. 21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God.
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation. 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.