Psalms

Psalm 38 ©

David moveth God to take compassion of his sad condition, confessing his sins to have been the cause of it.

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A Psalm of David, ato bring to remembrance.

a Ps. 70, title.
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O LORD, brebuke me not in thy wrath: neither *chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

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For cthine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me *sore.

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There is dno soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any 1rest in my bones because of my sin.

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For emine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

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My fwounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

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I gam 2troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go hmourning all the day long.

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For imy loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

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I jam feeble and *sore broken: kI have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

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Lord, lall my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

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My mheart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also 3is gone from me.

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My nlovers and my friends stand aloof from my 4sore; and my 5kinsmen stand afar off.

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They oalso that seek after my life play snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

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But qI, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

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Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no rreproofs.

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For sin thee, O LORD, 6do I hope: thou wilt 7hear, O Lord my God.

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For tI said, Hear me, ulest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

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For vI am ready 8to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

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For wI will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

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But xmine enemies 9are *lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me ywrongfully are multiplied.

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They zalso that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

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aForsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

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Make bhaste 10to help me, O Lord my salvation.