Psalm 38:1-8 NIV

A psalm of David. A petition.

1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.1

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2 For your arrows2 have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me.

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3 Because of your wrath there is no health3 in my body; my bones4 have no soundness because of my sin.

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4 My guilt has overwhelmed5 me like a burden too heavy to bear.6

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5 My wounds7 fester and are loathsome8 because of my sinful folly.9

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6 I am bowed down10 and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.11

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7 My back is filled with searing pain;12 there is no health13 in my body.

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8 I am feeble and utterly crushed;14 I groan15 in anguish of heart.16

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