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Psalm 38 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:1 - A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy anger, nor chasten me in thy wrath!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:2 - For thy arrows have sunk into me, and thy hand has come down on me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:3 - There is no soundness in my flesh because of thy 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; they weigh like a burden too heavy for me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:5 - My wounds grow foul 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 loins are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:8 - I am utterly spent and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:9 - Lord, all my longing is known to thee, my sighing is not hidden from thee.
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 kinsmen stand afar 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 the day long.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:13 - But I am like a deaf man, I do not hear, like a dumb man who does not open his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:14 - Yea, I am like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:15 - But for thee, O LORD, do I wait; it is thou, O LORD my God, who wilt answer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:16 - For I pray, "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 with me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:18 - I confess my iniquity, I am sorry for my sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:19 - Those who are my foes without cause are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 38:20 - Those who render me evil for good are my adversaries 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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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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