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Psalm 38

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.


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