Tehilim Chapter 38

Tehilim 038


1. A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. 2. O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger; nor chasten me in your wrath.
3. For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me hard.
4. There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; nor is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
5. For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
6. My wounds grow foul and fester because of my foolishness.
7. I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
8. For my loins are filled with burning; and there is no soundness in my flesh.
9. I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart.
10. Lord, all my desire is before you; and my sighing is not hidden from you.
11. My heart throbs, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.
12. My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; and my kinsmen stand far away.
13. Those who seek after my life lay snares for me; and those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and plot deceits all the day long.
14. But I am like a deaf man who does not hear; I am like a dumb man who does not open his mouth.
15. Thus I was like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth there are no rebukes.
16. For in you, O Lord, I hope; you will answer, O Lord my God.
17. For I said, Lest they should rejoice over me; when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me.
18. For I am ready to fall, and my pain is continually before me.
19. For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
20. But my living enemies are strong; and those who hate me wrongfully are many.
21. Those who render me evil for good are my adversaries because I follow after good.
22. Do not forsake me, O Lord! O my God, do not be far from me!
23. Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation!