Psalms 38

38:1 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 38:2 For thy arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand falleth heavy upon me. 38:3 [There is] no soundness in my flesh because of thy anger; neither [is there any] rest in my bones because of my sin. 38:4 For my iniquities have gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 38:5 My wounds are offensive, [and] are corrupt because of my foolishness. 38:6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 38:7 For my loins are filled with a lothsome [disease]: and [there is] no soundness in my flesh. 38:8 I am feeble and grievously broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart. 38:9 LORD, all my desire [is] before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. 38:10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of my eyes, that also is gone from me. 38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my affliction; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 38:12 They also that seek after my life lay snares [for me]: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long. 38:13 But I, as a deaf [man], heard not; and [I was] as a dumb man [that] openeth not his mouth. 38:14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth [are] no reproofs. 38:15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O LORD my God. 38:16 For I said, [Hear me], lest [otherwise] they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify [themselves] against me. 38:17 For I [am] ready to halt, and my sorrow [is] continually before me. 38:18 For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 38:19 But my enemies [are] lively, [and] they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 38:20 They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow [the thing that is] good. 38:21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me. 38:22 Make haste to help me, O LORD my salvation.