1 «A Psalm of David, to bring toTo put himself and others in mind of God's chastisement for sin.remembrance.» O LORD, rebuke me not in thyHe desires not to be exempted from God's rod, but that he would so moderate his hand, that he might be able to bear it.wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 For thineYour sickness, with which you have visited me.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 myDavid acknowledges God to be just in his punishments, because his sins had deserved much more.sin.
4 For mineHe confesses his sins, God's justice, and makes prayer his refuge.iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
5 My wounds stink [and] are corrupt because ofThat rather gave place to my own lusts, than to the will of God.my foolishness.
6 I am bowed, and crooked very sore: I goe mourning all the day.
7 For my reines are full of burning, and there is nothing sound in my flesh.
8 I am feeble and sore broken: IThis example warns us never to despair, no matter how great the torment: but always to cry to God with sure trust for deliverance.have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart.
9 Lorde, I powre my whole desire before thee, and my sighing is not hid from thee.
10 My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes,My sight fails me for sorrow.it also is gone from me.
11 My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and myPartly for fear and partly for pride, they denied all duty and friendship.kinsmen stand afar off.
12 They also, that seeke after my life, laye snares, and they that go about to do me euil, talke wicked things and imagine deceite continually.
13 But I, as aFor I can have no audience before men, and therefore patiently wait for the help of God.deaf [man], heard not; and [I was] as a dumb man [that] openeth not his mouth.
14 Thus am I as a man, that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofes.
15 For on thee, O Lord, do I waite: thou wilt heare me, my Lord, my God.
16 For I said, [Hear me], lest [otherwise] they should rejoice over me:That is, if they see that you do not help me in time, they will mock and triumph as though you had forsaken me.when my foot slippeth, they magnify [themselves] against me.
17 For I [am] ready toI am without hope to recover my strength.halt, and my sorrow [is] continually before me.
18 When I declare my paine, and am sory for my sinne,
19 But mineIn my greatest misery they most rejoice.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]He would rather have the hatred of all the world, than fail in any part of his duty to God.good [is].
21 Forsake me not, O Lord: be not thou farre from me, my God.
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord myWho is the author of my salvation: and this declares that he prayed with sure hope of deliverance.salvation.