38 A Psalm of David, lfor the memorial offering.
1 O Lord, mrebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath!
2 For your narrows have sunk into me,
and your hand ohas come down on me.
3 There is pno soundness in my flesh
because of your indignation;
there is no health in my qbones
because of my sin.
4 For my riniquities have gone over my head;
like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
because of my foolishness,
all the day I ugo about mourning.
and there is pno soundness in my flesh.
I vgroan because of the tumult of my heart.
my wsighing is not hidden from you.
and xthe light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.
and my nearest kin bstand far off.
12 Those who seek my life clay their snares;
those who seek my hurt dspeak of ruin
and meditate etreachery all day long.
like fa mute man who does not open his mouth.
and in whose mouth are no grebukes.
15 But for hyou, O Lord, do I wait;
it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.
16 For I said, “Only ilet them not rejoice over me,
17 For I am lready to fall,
and my pain is ever before me.
18 I mconfess my iniquity;
I am nsorry for my sin.
and many are those who hate me owrongfully.
20 Those who prender me evil for good
O my God, be not sfar from me!
22 tMake haste to help me,
O Lord, my usalvation!