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Psalm 38 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:1 - [fn]A psalm of David. A petition. LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:2 - Your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:3 - Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:4 - My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:5 - My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:6 - I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:7 - My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:8 - I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:9 - All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:10 - My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:11 - My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:12 - Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:13 - I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:14 - I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:15 - LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:16 - For I said, “Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:17 - For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:18 - I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:19 - Many have become my enemies without cause[fn]; those who hate me without reason are numerous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:20 - Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:21 - LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:22 - Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 38:1-22 is numbered 38:2-23.
One Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript; Masoretic Text my vigorous enemies

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