1 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O Jehovah, do not rebuke me in Your wrath; neither chasten me in Your fury. 2 For Your arrows stick fast in me, and Your hand presses heavily on me.
3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger; nor rest in my bones because of my sin. 4 For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me. 5 My wounds have putrefied and rotted, 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 burning; and there is no soundness in my flesh. 8 I am feeble and painfully broken; I have roared because of the groanings of my heart.
9 My Lord, all my desire is before You; and my sighing is not hidden 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 apart from my plague; and my neighbors stand far off. 12 And those who seek my life lay snares for me; and those who seek my hurt speak sly things, and utter deceits all the day long.
13 But like a deaf one, I do not hear; and I am like a dumb one who opens not his mouth. 14 And I am as a man who hears not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs. 15 For in You, O Jehovah, do I hope; You will hear, O Jehovah my God. 16 For I said, Hear me, lest they rejoice over me; when my foot slips, they magnify themselves against me. 17 For I am ready to fall, and my pain is always before me. 18 For I will declare my iniquity; I am anxious from my sin. 19 And my enemies are lively; they are strong; and my haters increase by deception. 20 And those who give evil for good oppose me, because I follow good.