A psalm of David ·to remember [or for the memorial offering].
38 Lord, don’t ·correct [rebuke; reprove] me when you are angry. Don’t ·punish [discipline] me when you are ·furious [enraged; 6:1].
2 Your arrows have ·wounded [pierced] me, and your hand has come down on me. 3 My ·body [flesh] is ·sick [L not sound] from your ·punishment [L indignation]. Even my bones are not healthy because of my sin. 4 My guilt has ·overwhelmed me [L passed over my head]; like a ·load [burden] it ·weighs me down [is too heavy for me].
5 My sores stink and become infected because I was foolish. 6 I am bent over and bowed down; I ·am sad [L walk around mourning] all day long. 7 ·I am burning with fever [L My loins are burned with fever], and my ·whole body [flesh] is ·sore [L not sound]. 8 I am weak and ·faint [L completely crushed]. I ·moan [groan] from the ·pain I feel [L anguish of my heart].
9 Lord, you know everything I ·want [desire; long for]; my ·cries [sighs] are not hidden from you. 10 My heart pounds, and my strength ·is gone [abandons/forsakes me]. ·I am losing my sight [L The light of my eyes is not with me]. 11 Because of my wounds, ·my friends [L those who love me] and neighbors ·avoid [L stand away from] me, and my relatives ·stay [L stand] far away. 12 ·Some people set traps to kill me [L Those who seek my life set traps for me]. Those who ·want [seek] to ·hurt [harm; trouble] me plan trouble; all day long they ·think up [meditate on] ·lies [deception].
13 I am like the deaf; I cannot hear. Like the mute, I cannot ·speak [open my mouth]. 14 I am like those who do not hear, who have no ·answer [reproof] ·to give [L in their mouth]. 15 I ·trust [hope in; wait for] you, Lord. You will answer, my Lord and God. 16 I said, “Don’t let them ·laugh at [rejoice in] me or ·brag [boast] when ·I am defeated [L my foot totters/slips].” 17 I am ·about to die [L ready to stumble], and ·I cannot forget my pain [L my pain is constantly with me]. 18 I confess my guilt; I am troubled by my sin. 19 My ·enemies are strong and [L living enemies are] healthy, and many hate me for no reason. 20 They repay me with evil for the good I did. They ·lie about me [L are my accusers/adversaries] because I ·try to do [L pursued] good.
21 Lord, don’t ·leave [abandon; forsake] me; my God, don’t ·go away [be far from me]. 22 Quickly come and help me, my Lord and Savior.
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