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Psalm 38 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 O Lord, don't punish me in your 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 down. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.
3 Because of your anger, I am in great pain; my whole body is diseased because of my sins. 3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin.
4 I am drowning in the flood of my sins; they are a burden too heavy to bear. 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
5 Because I have been foolish, my sores stink and rot. 5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
6 I am bent over, I am crushed; I mourn all day long. 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
7 I am burning with fever and I am near death. 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
8 I am worn out and utterly crushed; my heart is troubled, and I groan with pain. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 O Lord, you know what I long for; you hear all my groans. 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart is pounding, my strength is gone, and my eyes have lost their brightness. 10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My friends and neighbors will not come near me, because of my sores; even my family keeps away from me. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
12 Those who want to kill me lay traps for me, and those who want to hurt me threaten to ruin me; they never stop plotting against 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 am like the deaf and cannot hear, like the dumb and cannot speak. 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
14 I am like those who do not answer, because they cannot hear. 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 But I trust in you, O Lord; and you, O Lord my God, will answer me. 15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God.
16 Don't let my enemies gloat over my distress; don't let them boast about my downfall! 16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
17 I am about to fall and am in constant pain. 17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
18 I confess my sins; they fill me with anxiety. 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
19 My enemies are healthy and strong; there are many who hate me for no reason. 19 Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 Those who pay back evil for good are against me because I try to do right. 20 Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
21 Do not abandon me, O Lord; do not stay away, my God! 21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God.
22 Help me now, O Lord my savior! 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.