1 [A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance.] O LORD, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. 2 For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand presses me down.
3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin. 4 For my iniquities are gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5 My wounds are foul and are corrupt because of my foolishness. 6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. 7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8 I am feeble and utterly broken: I have groaned by reason of the turmoil of my heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hid from you. 10 My heart pants, my strength fails me: as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me. 11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague; and my kinsmen stand afar off. 12 They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and plan deceit all the day long.
13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that opens not his mouth. 14 Thus I was as a man that hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15 For in you, O LORD, do I hope: you will hear, O Lord my God. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me. 17 For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me. 18 For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin. 19 But my enemies are vigorous, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied. 20 They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that is good.