A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance.
53 O LORD, rebuke55 me not in thy wrath: neither chasten17 me in thy hot displeasure.
For thine arrows stick fast8 in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.4
[There is] no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither [is there any] rest in my bones because of my sin.
For mine iniquities are gone over1 mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy4 for me.
My wounds stink52 [and] are corrupt8 because of my foolishness.
I am troubled;8 I am bowed down1 greatly; I go14 mourning6 all the day long.
For my loins are filled1 with a loathsome12 [disease]: and [there is] no soundness in my flesh.
I am feeble8 and sore broken:8 I have roared1 by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Lord, all my desire [is] before thee; and my groaning is not hid8 from thee.
My heart panteth,43 my strength faileth1 me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
My lovers6 and my friends stand4 aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand1 afar off.
They also that seek18 after my life lay snares17 [for me]: and they that seek6 my hurt speak14 mischievous things, and imagine4 deceits all the day long.
But I, as a deaf [man], heard4 not; and [I was] as a dumb man [that] openeth4 not his mouth.
Thus I was as a man that heareth6 not, and in whose mouth [are] no reproofs.
For in thee, O LORD, do I hope:52 thou wilt hear,4 O Lord my God.
For I said,1 [Hear me], lest [otherwise] they should rejoice4 over me: when my foot slippeth,2 they magnify52 [themselves] against me.
For I [am] ready12 to halt, and my sorrow [is] continually before me.
For I will declare55 mine iniquity; I will be sorry4 for my sin.
But mine enemies6 [are] lively, [and] they are strong:1 and they that hate6 me wrongfully are multiplied.1
They also that render18 evil for good are mine adversaries;4 because I follow2 [the thing that] good [is].
Forsake4 me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far4 from me.
Make haste3 to help me, O Lord my salvation.