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Psalms 37

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Chapter 38

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  A Psalm. Of David. To keep in memory.
O Lord, be not bitter with me in your wrath; let not your hand be on me in the heat of your passion.  

 

 


2


 

  For your arrows have gone into my flesh, and I am crushed under the weight of your hand.  

 

 


3


 

  My flesh is wasted because of your wrath; and there is no peace in my bones because of my sin.  

 

 


4


 

  For my crimes have gone over my head; they are like a great weight which is more than my strength.  

 

 


5


 

  My wounds are poisoned and evil-smelling, because of my foolish behaviour.  

 

 


6


 

  I am troubled, I am made low; I go weeping all the day.  

 

 


7


 

  For my body is full of burning; all my flesh is unhealthy.  

 

 


8


 

  I am feeble and crushed down; I gave a cry like a lion because of the grief in my heart.  

 

 


9


 

  Lord, all my desire is before you; my sorrow is not kept secret from you.  

 

 


10


 

  My heart goes out in pain, my strength is wasting away; as for the light of my eyes, it is gone from me.  

 

 


11


 

  My lovers and my friends keep away from my disease; my relations keep far away.  

 

 


12


 

  Those who have a desire to take my life put nets for me; those who are designing my destruction say evil things against me, all the day their minds are full of deceit.  

 

 


13


 

  But I kept my ears shut like a man without hearing; like a man without a voice, never opening his mouth.  

 

 


14


 

  So I was like a man whose ears are shut, and in whose mouth there are no sharp words.  

 

 


15


 

  In you, O Lord, is my hope: you will give me an answer, O Lord, my God.  

 

 


16


 

  I said, Let them not be glad over me; when my foot is moved, let them not be lifted up with pride against me.  

 

 


17


 

  My feet are near to falling, and my sorrow is ever before me.  

 

 


18


 

  I will make clear my wrongdoing, with sorrow in my heart for my sin.  

 

 


19


 

  But they are strong who have hate for me without cause: those who are against me falsely are increased in numbers.  

 

 


20


 

  They give me back evil for good; they are my haters because I go after the thing which is right.  

 

 


21


 

  Do not give me up, O Lord; O my God, be near to me.  

 

 


22


 

  Come quickly to give me help, O Lord, my salvation.  

 

 


Psalms 39

 

 

 

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