Psalm 38



Prayer Of A Suffering Sinner

1 O LORD, rebuke me not in Your wrath, And chasten me not in Your burning anger.

1 {A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.} O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

1 LORD! Do not rebuke me in your anger; do not correct me in your wrath,

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in Your wrath, neither chasten me in Your hot displeasure.

2 For Your arrows have sunk deep into me, And Your hand has pressed down on me.

2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

2 because your arrows have sunk deep into me, and your hand has come down hard on me.

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; There is no health in my bones because of my sin.

3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

3 My body is unhealthy due to your anger, and my bones have no rest due to my sin.

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 are gone over my head; As a heavy burden they weigh too much for me.

4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.

4 My iniquities loom over my head; like a cumbersome burden, they are too heavy for me.

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 grow foul and fester Because of my folly.

5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

5 My wounds have putrefied and festered because of my foolishness.

5 My wounds are loathsome and corrupt because of my foolishness.

6 I am bent over and greatly bowed down; I go mourning all day long.

6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.

6 I am bent over and walk about greatly bowed down; all day long I go around mourning.

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.

7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.

7 My insides are burning and my body is unhealthy.

7 For my loins are filled with burning; and there is no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am benumbed and badly crushed; I groan because of the agitation of my heart.

8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

8 I am weak and utterly crushed; I cry out in distress because of my heart's anguish.

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.

9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.

9 Lord, all my longings are before you, and my groaning is not hidden from you.

9 Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden from You.

10 My heart throbs, my strength fails me; And the light of my eyes, even that has gone from me.

10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.

10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me, even the gleam in my eye is gone.

10 My heart throbs, my strength fails me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.

11 My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; And my kinsmen stand afar off.

11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off.

11 As for my friends and my neighbors, they stand aloof from my distress; even my close relatives stand at a distance.

11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; and my neighbors and my near ones stand afar off.

12 Those who seek my life lay snares for me; And those who seek to injure me have threatened destruction, And they devise treachery all day long.

12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all the day long.

12 Those who seek my life lay snares for me; those who seek to do me harm brag all day long about their wicked planning.

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, do not hear; And I am like a mute man who does not open his mouth.

13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.

13 I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, and like the mute, who cannot open his mouth.

13 But I, like a deaf man, hear not; and I am like a dumb man who opens not his mouth.

14 Yes, I am like a man who does not hear, And in whose mouth are no arguments.

14 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.

14 Indeed, I have become like a man who hears nothing, and in whose mouth there is no rebuke.

14 Yes, I have become like a man who hears not, in whose mouth are no arguments or replies.

15 For I hope in You, O LORD; You will answer, O Lord my God.

15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.

15 Because I have placed my hope in you, LORD, you will answer, Lord, my God.

15 For in You, O Lord, do I hope; You will answer, O Lord my God.

16 For I said, "May they not rejoice over me, Who, when my foot slips, would magnify themselves against me."

16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.

16 For I said, "Do not let them gloat over me, as they congratulate themselves when my foot slips."

16 For I pray, Let them not rejoice over me, who when my foot slips boast against me.

17 For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.

17 For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.

17 Indeed, I am being set up for a fall, and I am continuously reminded of my pain.

17 For I am ready to halt and fall; my pain and sorrow are continually before me.

18 For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.

18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

18 I confess my iniquity, and my sin troubles 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 many are those who hate me wrongfully.

19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

19 But my enemies are alive and well; those who hate me for no reason are numerous.

19 But my enemies are vigorous and strong, and those who hate me wrongfully are multiplied.

20 And those who repay evil for good, They oppose me, because I follow what is good.

20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is.

20 They reward my good with evil, opposing me because I seek to do good.

20 They also that render evil for good are adversaries to me, because I follow the thing that is good.

21 Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!

21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

21 Don't forsake me, LORD. My God, do not be so distant from me.

21 Forsake me not, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me.

22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!

22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.

22 Come quickly and help me, Lord, my deliverer. To the Director: To Jeduthun. A Davidic Psalm.

22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my Salvation.



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