A Psalm of David, 'To cause to remember.'
Jehovah, in Thy wrath reprove me not, Nor in Thy fury
For Thine arrows have come down on me, And Thou lettest down
upon me Thy hand.
Soundness is not in my flesh, Because of Thine indignation,
Peace is not in my bones because of my sin.
For mine iniquities have passed over my head, As a heavy
burden -- too heavy for me.
Stunk -- become corrupt have my wounds, Because of my folly.
I have been bent down, I have been bowed down -- unto
excess, All the day I have gone mourning.
For my flanks have been full of drought, And soundness is
not in my flesh.
I have been feeble and smitten -- unto excess, I have roared
from disquietude of heart.
Lord, before Thee is all my desire, And my sighing
from Thee hath not been hid.
My heart is panting, my power hath forsaken me, And
the light of mine eyes, Even they are not with me.
My lovers and my friends over-against my plague stand. And
my neighbours afar off have stood.
And those seeking my soul lay a snare, And those seeking my
evil Have spoken mischievous things, And they do deceits meditate all the day.
And I, as deaf, hear not. And as a dumb one who openeth not
Yea, I am as a man who heareth not, And in his mouth are no
Because for Thee, O Jehovah, I have waited, Thou dost
answer, O Lord my God.
When I said, 'Lest they rejoice over me, In the slipping of
my foot against me they magnified themselves.
For I am ready to halt, And my pain is before me
For mine iniquity I declare, I am sorry for my sin.
And mine enemies are lively, They have been strong,
and those hating me without cause, Have been multiplied.
And those paying evil for good accuse me, Because of my
Do not forsake me, O Jehovah, My God, be not far from me,
Haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!