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Go to Commentary on Ps 38
 
A Psalm of David,
for a remembrance.

 1 O Yahweh, do not reprove me in your wrath,

 nor correct me in your burning anger.

 

 2 For your arrows have pierced me,

 your hand presses hard on me.

 

 
3 
There is no soundness in my flesh

 because of your indignation.

 There is no wholeness in my bones

 because of my sin.

 

 4 For my iniquities have overpowered me.

 Like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.

 

 5 My wounds stink and have festered

 because of my foolishness.

 

 6 I am bent over and bowed down greatly.

 I walk about wearing mourner’s clothing all day long.

 

 7 For my loins are filled with burning.

 There is no soundness in my flesh.

 

 8 I am numb and severely crushed.

 I roar due to the groaning of my heart.

 

 
9 
O Lord, all my desire is before you.

 And my groaning is not hidden from you.

 

 10 My heart throbs. My strength has left me.

 And the light of my eyes, even that is not with me.

 

 11 My loved ones and my friends stand back from my plague.

 My relatives stand far away.

 

 12 Those who seek after my soul lay down traps.

 Those who seek my injury speak destructive things,

 and they say deceitful things all day long.

 

 
13 
But I, like a deaf man, do not listen.

 I am like a mute man

 who does not open his mouth.

 

 14 Yes, I have become like a man who does not hear,

 yes, in his mouth are no reproofs.

 

 15 Because in you, O Yahweh, I do hope.

 You will answer, O Lord my God.

 

 16 For I said, “Do not let them rejoice over me.”

 They magnified themselves over me when my foot slipped.

 

 17 For I am ready to fall.

 Yes, my pain is continually with me.

 

 18 For I will declare my iniquity.

 I am anxious concerning my sin.

 

 19 But my enemies are alive and mighty.

 Those treacherous people who hate me are numerous.

 

 20 Those who repay evil for good are my adversaries,

 because I pursue what is good.

 

 
21 
Do not forsake me, O Yahweh.

 My God, do not be far from me.

 

 22 Hurry to help me,

 O Lord, my salvation.

 

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