A Psalm of Dawid, to bring to remembrance.
1 O יהוה, rebuke me not in Your wrath; nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
2 For Your arrows stick fast in me, and Your hand presseth me sore.
3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head; as a 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 My Lord (Adonai), all my desire is before You; and my groaning is not hidden from You.
10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me; as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
11 My love ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague; 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 You, O יהוה, do I hope; You wilt hear, O Lord (Adonai) my God (Elohim).
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 me.
18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
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 יהוה; O my God (Elohim), be not far from me.
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord (Adonai) my deliverance.