Psalms Chapter 38
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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Dauid mooueth God to take compassion of his pitifull case.
[A Psalme of Dauid, to bring to remembrance.] O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
For thine arrowes sticke fast in me; and thy hand presseth me sore.
There is no soundnesse in my flesh, because of thine anger: neither is there any rest in my bones, because of my sinne.3
For mine iniquities are gone ouer mine head: as an heauy burden, they are too heauie for me.
My wounds stinke, and are corrupt: because of my foolishnesse.
I am troubled, I am bowed downe greatly; I goe mourning all the day long.6
For my loynes are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundnesse in my flesh.
I am feeble and sore broken; I haue roared by reason of the disquietnesse of my heart.
Lord, all my desire is before thee: and my groning is not hid from thee.
My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eies, it also is gone from me.10
My louers and my friends stand a loofe from my sore: and my kinsmen stand a farre off.11
They also that seeke after my life, lay snares for me: and they that seeke my hurt, speake mischieuous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.
But I, as a deafe man, heard not; and I was as a dumbe man that openeth not his mouth.
Thus I was as a man that heareth not; and in whose mouth are no reproofes.
For in thee, O Lord, doe I hope: thou wilt heare, O Lord my God.15
For I said, heare me, least otherwise they should reioyce ouer me: when my foot slippeth, they magnifie themselues against me.
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.17
For I will declare mine iniquitie; I will be sory for my sinne.
But mine enemies are liuely, and they are strong: and they that hate mee wrongfully, are multiplied.19
They also that render euill for good, are mine aduersaries: because I follow the thing that good is.
Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not farre from me.
Make haste to helpe mee, O Lord my saluation.22
Psalms Chapter 38 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
3 Heb. peace, or health.
6 Hebr. wryed.
10 Heb. is not with me.
11 Heb. stroke , Or, my neighbours.
15 Or, thee do I wast for. , Or, answere.
17 Heb. for haulting.
19 Heb. being liuing, are strong.
22 Heb. for my helpe.
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