A Psalm of
David, to bring to remembrance.
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 sore.
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
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 God.
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
21 Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
Psalm 39 >
- The Book of David
The Book of Psalms which contains Psalm 38 is also referred to
as the Book of David. David reigned over Judah and Israel
was the second king of the united Kingdom of Israel. King
David is credited with the authorship of many of the Psalms
and the collection is therefore often referred to as the
Book of David.