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Psalm 38 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Prayer of a Suffering Sinner

A psalm of David for remembrance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:1 -

LORD, do not punish me in your anger

or discipline me in your wrath.

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For your arrows have sunk into me,

and your hand has pressed down on me.

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There is no soundness in my body

because of your indignation;

there is no health[fn] in my bones

because of my sin.

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For my iniquities have flooded over my head;

they are a burden too heavy for me to bear.

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My wounds are foul and festering

because of my foolishness.

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I am bent over and brought very low;

all day long I go around in mourning.

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For my insides are full of burning pain,

and there is no soundness in my body.

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I am faint and severely crushed;

I groan because of the anguish of my heart.

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Lord, my every desire is in front of you;

my sighing is not hidden from you.

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My heart races, my strength leaves me,

and even the light of my eyes has faded.[fn]

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My loved ones and friends stand back from my affliction,

and my relatives stand at a distance.

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Those who intend to kill me set traps,

and those who want to harm me threaten to destroy me;

they plot treachery all day long.

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I am like a deaf person; I do not hear.

I am like a speechless person

who does not open his mouth.

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I am like a man who does not hear

and has no arguments in his mouth.

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For I put my hope in you, LORD;

you will answer me, my Lord, my God.

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For I said, “Don’t let them rejoice over me —

those who are arrogant toward me when I stumble.”

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For I am about to fall,

and my pain is constantly with me.

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So I confess my iniquity;

I am anxious because of my sin.

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But my enemies are vigorous and powerful;[fn]

many hate me for no reason.

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Those who repay evil for good

attack me for pursuing good.

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LORD, do not abandon me;

my God, do not be far from me.

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Hurry to help me,

my Lord, my salvation.

CSB Footnotes
Hb shalom
Or and the light of my eyes ​— ​even that is not with me
Or numerous
CSB

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