A Psalm of David, to〖Or, to make memorial.〗 bring to remembrance.

[1] O JEHOVAH, rebuke me not in thy wrath;

Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

[2] For thine arrows stick〖Heb. lighted on me.〗 fast in me,

And thy hand presseth〖Heb. lighted on me.〗 me sore.

[3] There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation;

Neither is there any health〖Or, rest.〗 in my bones because of my sin.

[4] For mine iniquities are gone over my head:

As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

[5] My wounds are loathsome and corrupt,

Because of my foolishness.

[6] I am pained〖Heb. bent.〗 and bowed down greatly;

I go mourning all the day long.

[7] For my loins are filled with burning;

And there is no soundness in my flesh.

[8] I am faint and sore bruised:

I have groaned〖Heb. roared.〗 by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

[9] Lord, all my desire is before thee;

And my groaning is not hid from thee.

[10] My heart throbbeth, my strength faileth me:

As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

[11] My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague;

And my kinsmen stand afar off.

[12] They also that seek after my life lay snares for me;

And they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things,

And meditate deceits all the day long.

[13] But I, as a deaf man, hear not;

And I am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

[14] Yea, I am as a man that heareth not,

And in whose mouth are no reproofs.〖Or, arguments.〗

[15] For in thee, O Jehovah, do I hope:

Thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.

[16] For I said, Lest they rejoice over me:

When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

[17] For I am ready to fall,

And my sorrow is continually before me.

[18] For I will declare mine iniquity;

I will be sorry for my sin.

[19] But mine enemies are lively, and are strong;

And they that hate me wrongfully〖Heb. falsely.〗 are multiplied.

[20] They also that render evil for good

Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.

[21] Forsake me not, O Jehovah:

O my God, be not far from me.

[22] Make haste to help me,

O Lord, my salvation.

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