1 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
3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger;
neither is there any rest 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 troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all
the day long.
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.
11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; 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 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
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
18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my
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 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.