David moveth God to take compassion of his pitiful case.
Psalms 38:1 A Psalm of David, 'To cause to remember.' Jehovah, in Thy wrath reprove me not, Nor in Thy fury chastise me. Psalms 38:2 For Thine arrows have come down on me, And Thou lettest down upon me Thy hand. Psalms 38:3 Soundness is not in my flesh, Because of Thine indignation, Peace is not in my bones because of my sin. Psalms 38:4 For mine iniquities have passed over my head, As a heavy burdentoo heavy for me. Psalms 38:5 Stunkbecome corrupt have my wounds, Because of my folly. Psalms 38:6 I have been bent down, I have been bowed downunto excess, All the day I have gone mourning. Psalms 38:7 For my flanks have been full of drought, And soundness is not in my flesh. Psalms 38:8 I have been feeble and smittenunto excess, I have roared from disquietude of heart. Psalms 38:9 Lord, before Thee [is] all my desire, And my sighing from Thee hath not been hid. Psalms 38:10 My heart [is] panting, my power hath forsaken me, And the light of mine eyes, Even they are not with me. Psalms 38:11 My lovers and my friends over-against my plague stand. And my neighbours afar off have stood. Psalms 38:12 And those seeking my soul lay a snare, And those seeking my evil Have spoken mischievous things, And they do deceits meditate all the day. Psalms 38:13 And I, as deaf, hear not. And as a dumb one who openeth not his mouth. Psalms 38:14 Yea, I am as a man who heareth not, And in his mouth are no reproofs. Psalms 38:15 Because for Thee, O Jehovah, I have waited, Thou dost answer, O Lord my God. Psalms 38:16 When I said, 'Lest they rejoice over me, In the slipping of my foot against me they magnified themselves. Psalms 38:17 For I am ready to halt, And my pain [is] before me continually. Psalms 38:18 For mine iniquity I declare, I am sorry for my sin. Psalms 38:19 And mine enemies [are] lively, They have been strong, and those hating me without cause, Have been multiplied. Psalms 38:20 And those paying evil for good accuse me, Because of my pursuing good. Psalms 38:21 Do not forsake me, O Jehovah, My God, be not far from me, Psalms 38:22 Haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!