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Psalm 38 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance. O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure! 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down. 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 Your anger, Nor any 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 For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like 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 foul and festering 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 full of inflammation, 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 severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart. 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You. 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me. 10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, And my relatives stand afar off. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
12 Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, And plan deception 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, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute who does not open his mouth. 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth;
14 Thus I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth is no response. 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will 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 they rejoice over me, Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt 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 fall, 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 in anguish over my sin. 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
19 But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; And those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied. 19 Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 Those also who render evil for good, They are my adversaries, because I follow what is good. 20 Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good.
21 Do not forsake me, 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.