(Psalms 38:1) O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure!
(Psalms 38:2) For Your arrows pierce me deeply, And Your hand presses me down.
(Psalms 38:3) There is no soundness in my flesh Because of Your anger, Nor any health in my bones Because of my sin.
(Psalms 38:4) For my iniquities have gone over my head; Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
(Psalms 38:5) My wounds are foul and festering Because of my foolishness.
(Psalms 38:6) I am troubled, I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
(Psalms 38:7) For my loins are full of inflammation, And there is no soundness in my flesh.
(Psalms 38:8) I am feeble and severely broken; I groan because of the turmoil of my heart.
(Psalms 38:9) Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.
(Psalms 38:10) My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.
(Psalms 38:11) My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, And my relatives stand afar off.
(Psalms 38:12) Those also who seek my life lay snares for me; Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction, And plan deception all the day long.
(Psalms 38:13) But I, like a deaf man, do not hear; And I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.
(Psalms 38:14) Thus I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth is no response.
(Psalms 38:15) For in You, O LORD, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God.
(Psalms 38:16) For I said, “Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.”
(Psalms 38:17) For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.
(Psalms 38:18) For I will declare my iniquity; I will be in anguish over my sin.
(Psalms 38:19) But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong; And those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.
(Psalms 38:20) Those also who render evil for good, They are my adversaries, because I follow what is good.
(Psalms 38:21) Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me!
(Psalms 38:22) Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!