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A Psalm of David. aTo Bring to Remembrance.
1 O Lord, do not brebuke me in Your wrath,
Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure!
And Your hand presses me down.
Because of Your anger,
Nor any health in my bones
Because of my sin.
Like a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
Because of my foolishness.
6 I am 1troubled, I am bowed down greatly;
I go mourning all the day long.
And there is no soundness in my flesh.
I groan because of the turmoil of my heart.
And my sighing is not hidden from You.
As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.
11 My loved ones and my friends cstand aloof from my plague,
And my relatives stand afar off.
Those who seek my hurt speak of destruction,
And plan deception all the day long.
And I am like a mute who does not open his mouth.
And in whose mouth is no response.
You will 3hear, O Lord my God.
Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me.”
17 eFor I am ready to fall,
And my sorrow is continually before me.
18 For I will fdeclare my iniquity;
And those who hate me wrongfully have multiplied.
20 Those also hwho render evil for good,
They are my adversaries, because I follow what is good.
O my God, ibe not far from me!
O Lord, my salvation!
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