O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger :
nor chasten me in your fierce displeasure.
For your arrows have been aimed against me :
and your hand has come down heavy upon me.
There is no health in my flesh because of your indignation :
nor soundness in my bones, by reason of my sin.
The tide of my iniquities has gone over my head :
their weight is a burden too heavy for me to bear.
My wounds stink and fester :
because of my foolishness.
I am bowed down and brought so low :
that I go mourning all the day long.
For my loins are filled with a burning pain :
and there is no sound part in all my body.
I am numbed and stricken to the ground :
I cry aloud in the yearning of my heart.
O Lord, all I long for is before you :
and my deep sighing is not hidden from you.
My heart is in tumult, my strength fails me :
and even the light of my eyes has gone from me.
My friends and my companions hold aloof from my affliction :
and my kinsmen stand far off.
Those who seek my life strike at me :
and those that desire my hurt spread evil tales,
and murmur slanders all the day.
But I am like a deaf man and hear nothing :
like one that is dumb, who does not open his mouth.
So I have become as one who cannot hear :
in whose mouth there is no retort.
For in you, Lord, have I put my trust :
and you will answer me, O Lord my God.
For I prayed Let them never exult over me :
those who turn arrogant when my foot slips.
Truly, I am ready to fall :
and my pain is with me continually.
But I acknowledge my wickedness :
and I am filled with sorrow at my sin.
Those that are my enemies without cause are great in number :
and those who hate me wrongfully are many.
Those also who repay evil for good are against me :
because I seek after good.
Forsake me not, O Lord, go not far from me, my God :
hasten to my help, O Lord my salvation.