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   Psalm  Chapter 38  AMP  (Amplified)


1  O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, neither chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
2  For Your arrows have sunk into me {and} stick fast, and Your hand has come down upon me {and} pressed me sorely.
3  There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation; neither is there any health {or} rest in my bones because of my sin.
4  For my iniquities have gone over my head [like waves of a flood]; as a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.
5  My wounds are loathsome and corrupt because of my foolishness.
6  I am bent and bowed down greatly; I go about 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 sorely bruised [deadly cold and quite worn out]; I groan by reason of the disquiet {and} moaning of my heart.
9  Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You.
10  My heart throbs, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.
11  My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; and my neighbors {and} my near ones stand afar off.
12  They also that seek {and} demand my life lay snares for me, and they that seek {and} require my hurt speak crafty {and} mischievous things; they meditate treachery {and} deceit all the day long.
13  But I, like a deaf man, hear not; and I am like a dumb man who opens not his mouth.
14  Yes, I have become like a man who hears not, in whose mouth are no arguments {or} replies.
15  For in You, O Lord, do I hope; You will answer, O Lord my God.
16  For I pray, Let them not rejoice over me, who when my foot slips boast against me.
17  For I am ready to halt {and} fall; my pain {and} sorrow are continually before me.
18  For I do confess my guilt {and} iniquity; I am filled with sorrow for my sin.
19  But my enemies are vigorous {and} strong, and those who hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
20  They also that render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow the thing that 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.