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Psalm 38 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Prayer of a Suffering Penitent.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:1 - A Psalm of David, for a memorial.
O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath,
And chasten me not in Your burning anger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:2 - For Your arrows have sunk deep into me,
And Your hand has pressed 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 are gone over my head;
As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:5 - My [fn]wounds grow foul and fester
Because of my folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:6 - I am bent over and greatly bowed down;
I go mourning all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:7 - For my loins are filled with burning,
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:8 - I am benumbed and [fn]badly crushed;
I [fn]groan because of the [fn]agitation of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:9 - Lord, all my desire is [fn]before You;
And 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, even [fn]that [fn]has gone from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - My [fn]loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague;
And my kinsmen stand afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who seek my life lay snares for me;
And those who seek to injure me have [fn]threatened destruction,
And they devise treachery all day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:13 - But I, like a deaf man, do not hear;
And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:14 - Yes, I am like a man who does not hear,
And in whose mouth are no arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:15 - For I [fn]hope in You, O LORD;
You will answer, O Lord my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:16 - For I said, “May they not rejoice over me,
Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:17 - For I am ready to fall,
And my [fn]sorrow is continually before me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:18 - For I [fn]confess my iniquity;
I am full of anxiety because of my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:19 - But my enemies are vigorous and [fn]strong,
And many are those who hate me wrongfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:20 - And those who repay evil for good,
They oppose me, because I follow what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:21 - Do not forsake me, O LORD;
O my God, do not be far from me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:22 - Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation!
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, stripes
Or, greatly
Literally: roar
Literally: growling
Or, known to You
Literally: they have
Literally: is not with me
Or, lovers
Literally: spoken
Or, wait for
Literally: pain
Or, declare
Or, numerous

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