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Psalm 38 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.

¶ O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

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

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

For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

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

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

I am feeble and sore broken; I roar by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

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

10 My heart pants, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.

11 My friends and my companions stand aloof from my sore, and my kinsmen stand afar off.

12 ¶ Those that seek after my life lay snares for me, and those that seek my hurt speak calamities and imagine deceits all the day long.

13 But I, as a deaf man heard not, and was as a dumb man that did not open his mouth.

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

15 For thee, O LORD, do I wait; thou wilt respond, O Lord my God.

16 For I said, Let them not rejoice over me; let them not magnify themselves against me when my foot slips.

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

18 Therefore I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

19 For my enemies are alive, and they are strong, and those that hate me wrongfully are multiplied;

20 rendering evil for good they are against me because I follow that which is good.

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

22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)

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Psalm 38 New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 38[a]

A psalm of David. A petition.

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
    or discipline me in your wrath.
Your arrows have pierced me,
    and your hand has come down on me.
Because of your wrath there is no health in my body;
    there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.
My guilt has overwhelmed me
    like a burden too heavy to bear.

My wounds fester and are loathsome
    because of my sinful folly.
I am bowed down and brought very low;
    all day long I go about mourning.
My back is filled with searing pain;
    there is no health in my body.
I am feeble and utterly crushed;
    I groan in anguish of heart.

All my longings lie open before you, Lord;
    my sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me;
    even the light has gone from my eyes.
11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds;
    my neighbors stay far away.
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.

13 I am like the deaf, who cannot hear,
    like the mute, who cannot speak;
14 I have become like one who does not hear,
    whose mouth can offer no reply.
15 Lord, I wait for you;
    you will answer, Lord my God.
16 For I said, “Do not let them gloat
    or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.”

17 For I am about to fall,
    and my pain is ever with me.
18 I confess my iniquity;
    I am troubled by my sin.
19 Many have become my enemies without cause[b];
    those who hate me without reason are numerous.
20 Those who repay my good with evil
    lodge accusations against me,
    though I seek only to do what is good.

21 Lord, do not forsake me;
    do not be far from me, my God.
22 Come quickly to help me,
    my Lord and my Savior.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 38:1 In Hebrew texts 38:1-22 is numbered 38:2-23.
  2. Psalm 38:19 One Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript; Masoretic Text my vigorous enemies
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