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Psalm 38

MSG 1 Take a deep breath, God; calm down - don't be so hasty with your punishing rod. NIV 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. MSG 2 Your sharp-pointed arrows of rebuke draw blood; my backside smarts from your caning. NIV 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me. MSG 3 I've lost twenty pounds in two months because of your accusation. My bones are brittle as dry sticks because of my sin. NIV 3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because of my sin. MSG 4 I'm swamped by my bad behavior, collapsed under gunnysacks of guilt. NIV 4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear. MSG 5 The cuts in my flesh stink and grow maggots because I've lived so badly. NIV 5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly. MSG 6 And now I'm flat on my face feeling sorry for myself morning to night. NIV 6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning. MSG 7 All my insides are on fire, my body is a wreck. NIV 7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. MSG 8 I'm on my last legs; I've had it - my life is a vomit of groans. NIV 8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart. MSG 9 Lord, my longings are sitting in plain sight, my groans an old story to you. NIV 9 All my longings lie open before you, O Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. MSG 10 My heart's about to break; I'm a burned-out case. Cataracts blind me to God and good; NIV 10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes. MSG 11 old friends avoid me like the plague. My cousins never visit, my neighbors stab me in the back. NIV 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away. MSG 12 My competitors blacken my name, devoutly they pray for my ruin. NIV 12 Those who seek my life set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they plot deception. MSG 13 But I'm deaf and mute to it all, ears shut, mouth shut. NIV 13 I am like a deaf man, who cannot hear, like a mute, who cannot open his mouth; MSG 14 I don't hear a word they say, don't speak a word in response. NIV 14 I have become like a man who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply. MSG 15 What I do, God, is wait for you, wait for my Lord, my God - you will answer! NIV 15 I wait for you, O LORD; you will answer, O Lord my God. MSG 16 I wait and pray so they won't laugh me off, won't smugly strut off when I stumble. NIV 16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips." MSG 17 I'm on the edge of losing it - the pain in my gut keeps burning. NIV 17 For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me. MSG 18 I'm ready to tell my story of failure, I'm no longer smug in my sin. NIV 18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. MSG 19 My enemies are alive and in action, a lynch mob after my neck. NIV 19 Many are those who are my vigorous enemies; those who hate me without reason are numerous. MSG 20 I give out good and get back evil from God-haters who can't stand a God-lover. NIV 20 Those who repay my good with evil slander me when I pursue what is good. MSG 21 Don't dump me, God; my God, don't stand me up. NIV 21 O LORD, do not forsake me; be not far from me, O my God. MSG 22 Hurry and help me; I want some wide-open space in my life! NIV 22 Come quickly to help me, O Lord my Savior.