1A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. O LORD, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.2For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.3There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.4For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.5My wounds stink 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 loathsome disease : and there is no soundness in my flesh.8I am feeble and sore 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 mine eyes, it also is gone from me.11My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; 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 mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.19But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that hate me wrongfully are multiplied.20They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries; because I follow the thing that good is .21Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.22Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
English Standard Version
Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord
1A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering. O Lord, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath! (1Ch 16:4; Ps 6:1; Ps 70:1)2For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down on me. (Job 6:4; Ps 32:4)3There is no soundness in my flesh because of your indignation; there is no health in my bones because of my sin. (Ps 31:10; Isa 1:6)4For my iniquities have gone over my head; like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. (Ezr 9:6; Ps 40:12)5My wounds stink and fester because of my foolishness,6I am utterly bowed down and prostrate; all the day I go about mourning. (Job 30:28; Ps 35:14; Ps 42:5; Ps 42:11; Ps 43:5; Isa 21:3)7For my sides are filled with burning, and there is no soundness in my flesh. (Ps 38:3)8I am feeble and crushed; I groan because of the tumult of my heart. (Ps 22:1)9O Lord, all my longing is before you; my sighing is not hidden from you. (Ps 6:6)10My heart throbs; my strength fails me, and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me. (Ps 6:7)11My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague, and my nearest kin stand far off. (Job 19:13; Ps 39:10; Ps 88:18; Isa 53:4; Isa 53:8; Mt 27:55; Mr 15:40; Lu 10:31; Lu 23:49)12Those who seek my life lay their snares; those who seek my hurt speak of ruin and meditate treachery all day long. (2Sa 16:7; 2Sa 17:1; Ps 35:20; Mt 22:15; Mr 12:13; Lu 20:20)13But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear, like a mute man who does not open his mouth. (Ps 39:2; Ps 39:9; Isa 53:7; 1Pe 2:23)14I have become like a man who does not hear, and in whose mouth are no rebukes. (Job 23:4)15But for you, O Lord, do I wait; it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer. (2Sa 16:12; Ps 39:7)16For I said, “Only let them not rejoice over me, who boast against me when my foot slips!” (Job 19:5; Ps 13:4; Ps 94:18)17For I am ready to fall, and my pain is ever before me. (Ps 35:15; Jer 20:10)18I confess my iniquity; I am sorry for my sin. (Ps 32:5; 2Co 7:9)19But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty, and many are those who hate me wrongfully. (Ps 35:19)20Those who render me evil for good accuse me because I follow after good. (Ps 35:12; Ps 109:4; 3Jo 1:11)21Do not forsake me, O Lord! O my God, be not far from me! (Ps 10:1)22Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation! (Ps 27:1; Ps 40:13)