38:1 <> Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your wrath, Neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.
38:2 For your arrows have pierced me, Your hand presses hard on me.
38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation, Neither is there any health in my bones because of my sin.
38:4 For my iniquities have gone over my head. As a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
38:5 My wounds are loathsome and corrupt, Because of my foolishness.
38:6 I am pained and bowed down greatly. I go mourning all day long.
38:7 For my loins are filled with burning. There is no soundness in my flesh.
38:8 I am faint and severely bruised. I have groaned by reason of the anguish of my heart.
38:9 Lord, all my desire is before you. My groaning is not hidden from you.
38:10 My heart throbs. My strength fails me. As for the light of my eyes, it has also left me.
38:11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my plague. My kinsmen stand far away.
38:12 They also who seek after my life lay snares. Those who seek my hurt speak mischievous things, And meditate deceits all day long.
38:13 But I, as a deaf man, don't hear. I am as a mute man who doesn't open his mouth.
38:14 Yes, I am as a man who doesn't hear, In whose mouth are no reproofs.
38:15 For in you, Yahweh, do I hope. You will answer, Lord my God.
38:16 For I said, "Don't let them gloat over me, Or exalt themselves over me when my foot slips."
38:17 For I am ready to fall. My pain is continually before me.
38:18 For I will declare my iniquity. I will be sorry for my sin.
38:19 But my enemies are vigorous and many. Those who hate me without reason are numerous.
38:20 They who also render evil for good are adversaries to me, Because I follow what is good.
38:21 Don't forsake me, Yahweh. My God, don't be far from me.
38:22 Hurry to help me, Lord, my salvation.