Chastised for his crime
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A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure (38:1)

For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore (38:2)

There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin (38:3)

For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me (38:4)

My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness (38:5)

I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day long (38:6)

For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no soundness in my flesh (38:7)

I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the disquietness of my heart (38:8)

Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee (38:9)

My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me (38:10)

My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off (38:11)

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 (38:12)

But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth not his mouth (38:13)

Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no reproofs (38:14)

For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God (38:15)

For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me: when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me (38:16)

For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me (38:17)

For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin (38:18)

But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied (38:19)

They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is (38:20)

Forsake me not, O Lord: O my God, be not far from me (38:21)

Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation (38:22)

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble (41:1)

The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies (41:2)

The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness (41:3)

I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee (41:4)

Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish (41:5)

And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it (41:6)

All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt (41:7)

An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more (41:8)

Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me (41:9)

But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them (41:10)

By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me (41:11)

And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever (41:12)

Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen (41:13)

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul (69:1)

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me (69:2)

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God (69:3)

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away (69:4)

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee (69:5)

Let not them that wait on thee, O Lord GOD of hosts, be ashamed for my sake: let not those that seek thee be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel (69:6)

Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face (69:7)

I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children (69:8)

For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me (69:9)

When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach (69:10)

I made sackcloth also my garment; and I became a proverb to them (69:11)

They that sit in the gate speak against me; and I was the song of the drunkards (69:12)

But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O Lord, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation (69:13)

Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters (69:14)

Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me (69:15)

Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies (69:16)

And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily (69:17)

Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies (69:18)

Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee (69:19)

Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none (69:20)

They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink (69:21)

Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap (69:22)

Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake (69:23)

Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them (69:24)

Let their habitation be desolate; and let none dwell in their tents (69:25)

For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten; and they talk to the grief of those whom thou hast wounded (69:26)

Add iniquity unto their iniquity: and let them not come into thy righteousness (69:27)

Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be written with the righteous (69:28)

But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high (69:29)

I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving (69:30)

This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs (69:31)

The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God (69:32)

For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners (69:33)

Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein (69:34)

For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession (69:35)

The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein (69:36)

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