1 A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, 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 LORD, do I hope; You will hear, O LORD 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.
21 Forsake me not, O LORD; O my God, be not far from me.
22 Make haste to help me, O my LORD, my salvation.