The Book of Psalms
O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot anger.
2 For thine arrows sink deep in me, and thy hand presseth down upon me.
3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.
4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
6 I am bowed down greatly and brought low; I go mourning all the day long.
7 For my loins are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh.
8 I am feeble and sore broken: I groan by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
9 Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my sighing is not hid from thee.
10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
11 My friends and my companions 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 of my ruin, and devise treachery all the day long.
13 But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
14 Yea, I am as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt answer, O Lord my God.
16 For I said, May they not rejoice over me: for when my foot slippeth, they would magnify themselves against me.
17 For I am ready to fall, and my pain is continually before me.
18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
19 But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries, because I follow after that which is good.
21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
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