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Psalm 38 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:1 - O LORD, do not continue to rebuke me in your anger! Do not continue to punish me in your raging fury!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:2 - For your arrows pierce me, and your hand presses me down.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:3 - My whole body is sick because of your judgment; I am deprived of health because of my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:4 - For my sins overwhelm me; like a heavy load, they are too much for me to bear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:5 - My wounds are infected and starting to smell, because of my foolish sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:6 - I am dazed and completely humiliated; all day long I walk around mourning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:7 - For I am overcome with shame and my whole body is sick.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:8 - I am numb with pain and severely battered; I groan loudly because of the anxiety I feel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:9 - O Lord, you understand my heart's desire; my groaning is not hidden from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:10 - My heart beats quickly; my strength leaves me; I can hardly see.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - Because of my condition, even my friends and acquaintances keep their distance; my neighbors stand far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who seek my life try to entrap me; those who want to harm me speak destructive words; all day long they say deceitful things.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:13 - But I am like a deaf man - I hear nothing; I am like a mute who cannot speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:14 - I am like a man who cannot hear and is incapable of arguing his defense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:15 - Yet I wait for you, O LORD! You will respond, O Lord, my God!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:16 - I have prayed for deliverance, because otherwise they will gloat over me; when my foot slips they will arrogantly taunt me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:17 - For I am about to stumble, and I am in constant pain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:18 - Yes, I confess my wrongdoing, and I am concerned about my sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:19 - But those who are my enemies for no reason are numerous; those who hate me without cause outnumber me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:20 - They repay me evil for the good I have done; though I have tried to do good to them, they hurl accusations at me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:21 - Do not abandon me, O LORD! My God, do not remain far away from me!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:22 - Hurry and help me, O Lord, my deliverer!

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