Psalms 38 (asv)
Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
38:2For thine arrows stick fast in me,
And thy hand presseth me sore.
38:3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation;
As a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
38:5My wounds are loathsome and corrupt,
Because of my foolishness.
38:6I am pained and bowed down greatly;
I go mourning all the day long.
38:7For my loins are filled with burning;
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
38:8I am faint and sore bruised:
I have groaned by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
And my groaning is not hid from thee.
As for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
38:11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague;
And my kinsmen stand afar off.
38:12They 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.
And in whose mouth are no reproofs.
38:16For I said, Lest they rejoice over me:
When my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
And my sorrow is continually before me.
38:18For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
38:19But mine enemies are lively, and are strong;
And they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
Are adversaries unto me, because I follow the thing that is good.
38:21Forsake me not, O Jehovah:
O my God, be not far from me.
38:22Make haste to help me,