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Psalm 38 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 (37-1) <A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath.> (37-2) Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath. 2 (37-3) For thy arrows are fastened in me: and thy hand hath been strong upon me. 3 (37-4) There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath: there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins. 4 (37-5) For my iniquities are gone over my head: and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me. 5 (37-6) My sores are putrefied and corrupted, because of my foolishness. 6 (37-7) I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end: I walked sorrowful all the day long. 7 (37-8) For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh. 8 (37-9) I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly: I roared with the groaning of my heart. 9 (37-10) Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee. 10 (37-11) My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me. 11 (37-12) My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off: 12 (37-13) And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long. 13 (37-14) But I, as a deaf man, heard not: and as a dumb man not opening his mouth. 14 (37-15) And I became as a man that heareth not: and that hath no reproofs in his mouth. 15 (37-16) For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped: thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God. 16 (37-17) For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me: and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me. 17 (37-18) For I am ready for scourges: and my sorrow is continually before me. 18 (37-19) For I will declare my iniquity: and I will think of my sin. 19 (37-20) But my enemies live, and are stronger than I: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20 (37-21) They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness. 21 (37-22) For sake me not, O Lord my God: do not thou depart from me. 22 (37-23) Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.
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