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Psalm 38 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Prayer of a Suffering Penitent.

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A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
O Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath;
Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
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For thine arrows stick fast in me,
And thy hand presseth me sore.
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There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation;
Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.
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For mine iniquities are gone over my head:
As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
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My wounds are loathsome and corrupt,
Because of my foolishness.
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I am pained and bowed down greatly;
I go mourning all the day long.
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For my loins are filled with burning;
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
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I am faint and sore bruised:
I have groaned by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
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Lord, all my desire is before thee;
And my groaning is not hid from thee.
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My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me:
As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
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My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague;
And my kinsmen stand afar off.
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They also that seek after my life lay snares for me;
And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things,
And meditate deceits all the day long.
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But I, as a deaf man, hear not;
And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
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Yea, I am as a man that heareth not,
And in whose mouth are no reproofs.
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For in thee, O Jehovah, do I hope:
Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.
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For I said, Lest they rejoice over me:
When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
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For I am ready to fall,
And my sorrow is continually before me.
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For I will declare mine iniquity;
I will be sorry for my sin.
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But mine enemies are lively, and are strong;
And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
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They also that render evil for good
Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
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Forsake me not, O Jehovah:
O my God, be not far from me.
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Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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