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Webster Bible Translation
O Lord, Don't Rebuke Me in Your Wrath
1A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2For thy arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand falleth heavy upon me.
3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thy anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
4For my iniquities have gone over my head: as a heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
5My wounds are offensive, and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
6I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long.
7For my loins are filled with a lothsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh.
8I am feeble and grievously broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
9Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee.
10My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of my eyes, that also is gone from me.
11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my affliction; and my kinsmen stand afar off.
12They 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.
13But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth.
14Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs.
15For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
16For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
17For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
18For I will declare my iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
19But my enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
20They also that render evil for good are my adversaries; because I follow the thing that is good.
21Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
22Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.