1 O Yahweh, do not, in thine anger, correct me, nor, in thy wrath, chastise me;
3 There is no soundness in my flesh, By reason of thine indignation, There is no peace in my bones, By reason of my sin; 4 For, mine iniquities, have passed over my head, Like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me: 5 My wounds are of bad odour - they have festered, by reason of my folly: 6 I am bent, I am bowed down very low. All the day, have I gloomily walked; 7 For, my loins, are filled with inflammation, and there is no soundness in my flesh: 8 I am benumbed and crushed exceedingly, - I have cried aloud because of the groaning of my heart.
9 O My Lord! before thee, is all my longing, and, my sighing, from thee, hath not been hid: 10 My heart, fluttereth, my strength hath forsaken me, and, as for the light of mine eyes, even they, are not with me: 11 My lovers, and my friends, from before my stroke, stand aloof, - and, my near ones, far away, do stand: 12 Yea they who are seeking my life, have laid snares, and they who are asking my harm, have threatened engulfing ruin, And, deceitful things - all day long, do they mutter.
13 But, I, as one deaf, will not hear, - and as one dumb, who will not open his mouth: 14 Thus have I become as a man who cannot hear, in whose mouth are no arguments: 15 Because, for thee, O Yahweh, have I waited, Thou, wilt answer, O Adonay, my God! 16 For I said, Lest they rejoice over me! When my feet were tottering, against me, have they magnified themselves: 17 For, I, to halt, am ready, and, my pain, is before me continually; 18 For, mine iniquity, will I declare, I shall be anxious because of my sin; 19 And, my foes, are alive - have become strong, - and multiplied are they who hate me for false cause: 20 Even they who are repaying evil for good, accuse me because I pursue the good.
21 Do not forsake me, O Yahweh, My God! be not far from me: 22 Make haste to help me, My Lord, my deliverance!