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{A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.}
Jehovah, rebuke me not in thy wrath;
neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
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For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand cometh down upon me.
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There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine indignation;
no peace in my bones, because of my sin.
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For mine iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
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My wounds stink, they are corrupt, because of my foolishness.
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I am depressed;
I am bowed down beyond measure;
I go mourning all the day.
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For my loins are full of burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.
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I am faint and broken beyond measure;
I roar by reason of the agitation of my heart.
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Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my sighing is not hid from thee.
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My heart throbbeth, my strength hath left me;
and the light of mine eyes, it also is no more with me.
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My lovers and mine associates stand aloof from my stroke;
and my kinsmen stand afar off.
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And they 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.
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But I, as a deaf [man], hear not;
and am as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
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Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
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For in thee, Jehovah, do I hope: *thou* wilt answer, O Lord my God.
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For I said, Let them not rejoice over me!
When my foot slipped, they magnified [themselves] against me.
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For I am ready to halt, and my pain is continually before me.
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For I will declare mine iniquity, I am grieved for my sin.
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But mine enemies are lively, they are strong;
and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied:
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And they that render evil for good are adversaries unto me;
because I pursue what is good.
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Forsake me not, Jehovah;
O my God, be not far from me.
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Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation.