Psalm of the Day–Psalm 38

 

Psa 38:1

 

  A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psa 38:2

 

  For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

Psa 38:3

 

  There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Psa 38:4

 

  For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

Psa 38:5

 

  My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Psa 38:6

 

  I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

Psa 38:7

 

  For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

Psa 38:8

 

  I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

Psa 38:9

 

  Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

Psa 38:10

 

  My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

Psa 38:11

 

  My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

Psa 38:12

 

  They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

Psa 38:13

 

  But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

Psa 38:14

 

  Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

Psa 38:15

 

  For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

Psa 38:16

 

  For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

Psa 38:17

 

  For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

Psa 38:18

 

  For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Psa 38:19

 

  But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

Psa 38:20

 

  They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

Psa 38:21

 

  Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

Psa 38:22

 

  Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

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