Salmos 38

1 [A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.] O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2 For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.

3 {There is} no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither {is there any} rest in my bones because of my sin. {rest: Heb. peace, or, health}

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 troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long. {troubled: Heb. wried}

7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome {disease}: and {there is} no soundness in my flesh.

8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.

9 Lord, all my desire {is} before thee; and my groaning 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. {is gone...: Heb. is not with me}

11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. {sore: Heb. stroke} {my kinsmen: or, my neighbours}

12 They also that seek after my life lay snares {for me}: and they that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits 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 Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth {are} no reproofs.

15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God. {in...: or, thee do I wait for} {hear: or, answer}

16 For I said, {Hear me}, lest {otherwise} they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify {themselves} against me.

17 For I {am} ready to halt, and my sorrow {is} continually before me. {to halt: Heb. for halting}

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. {are lively...: Heb. being living, are strong}

20 They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow {the thing that} good {is}.

21 Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.

22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation. {to...: Heb. for my help}