Chapter 38

  1. 1. [A Psalme of Dauid, to bring to remembrance.] O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
  2. 2. For thine arrowes sticke fast in me; and thy hand presseth me sore.
  3. 3. There is no soundnesse in my flesh, because of thine anger: neither is there any rest in my bones, because of my sinne.
  4. 4. For mine iniquities are gone ouer mine head: as an heauy burden, they are too heauie for me.
  5. 5. My wounds stinke, and are corrupt: because of my foolishnesse.
  6. 6. I am troubled, I am bowed downe greatly; I goe mourning all the day long.
  7. 7. For my loynes are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundnesse in my flesh.
  8. 8. I am feeble and sore broken; I haue roared by reason of the disquietnesse of my heart.
  9. 9. Lord, all my desire is before thee: and my groning is not hid from thee.
  10. 10. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eies, it also is gone from me.
  11. 11. My louers and my friends stand a loofe from my sore: and my kinsmen stand a farre off.
  12. 12. They also that seeke after my life, lay snares for me: and they that seeke my hurt, speake mischieuous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
  13. 13. But I, as a deafe man, heard not; and I was as a dumbe man that openeth not his mouth.
  14. 14. Thus I was as a man that heareth not; and in whose mouth are no reproofes.
  15. 15. For in thee, O Lord, doe I hope: thou wilt heare, O Lord my God.
  16. 16. For I said, heare me, least otherwise they should reioyce ouer me: when my foot slippeth, they magnifie themselues against me.
  17. 17. For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
  18. 18. For I will declare mine iniquitie; I will be sory for my sinne.
  19. 19. But mine enemies are liuely, and they are strong: and they that hate mee wrongfully, are multiplied.
  20. 20. They also that render euill for good, are mine aduersaries: because I follow the thing that good is.
  21. 21. Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not farre from me.
  22. 22. Make haste to helpe mee, O Lord my saluation.

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