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Psalm 38 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:1 - A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering.
O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:2 - For your arrows have sunk into me,
and your hand has come down on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:3 - There is no soundness in my flesh
because of your indignation;
there is no health in my bones
because of my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:4 - For my iniquities have gone over my head;
like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:5 - My wounds stink and fester
because of my foolishness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:6 - I am utterly bowed down and prostrate;
all the day I go about mourning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:7 - For my sides are filled with burning,
and there is no soundness in my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:8 - I am feeble and crushed;
I groan because of the tumult of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:9 - O Lord, all my longing is before you;
my sighing is not hidden from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:10 - My heart throbs; my strength fails me,
and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,
and my nearest kin stand far off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who seek my life lay their snares;
those who seek my hurt speak of ruin
and meditate treachery all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:13 - But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear,
like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:14 - I have become like a man who does not hear,
and in whose mouth are no rebukes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:15 - But for you, O LORD, do I wait;
it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:16 - For I said, “Only let them not rejoice over me,
who boast against me when my foot slips!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:17 - For I am ready to fall,
and my pain is ever before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:18 - I confess my iniquity;
I am sorry for my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:19 - But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty,
and many are those who hate me wrongfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:20 - Those who render me evil for good
accuse me because I follow after good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:21 - Do not forsake me, O LORD!
O my God, be not far from me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:22 - Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation!

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