1 Lord, don’t correct me when you are angry. Don’t punish me when you are burning with anger. 2 You have wounded me with your arrows. You have struck me with your hand. 3 Because of your anger, my whole body is sick. Because of my sin, I’m not healthy. 4 My guilt has become too much for me. It is a load too heavy to carry.
5 My wounds are ugly. They stink. I’ve been foolish. I have sinned. 6 I am bent over. I’ve been brought very low. All day long I go around weeping. 7 My back is filled with burning pain. My whole body is sick. 8 I am weak and feel as if I’ve been broken in pieces. I groan because of the great pain in my heart.
9 Lord, everything I really want is clearly known to you. You always hear me when I sigh. 10 My heart pounds, and my strength is gone. My eyes can hardly see. 11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds. My neighbors stay far away from me. 12 Those who are trying to kill me set their traps. Those who want to harm me talk about destroying me. All day long they make their plans and tell their lies.
13 Like a deaf person, I can’t hear. Like someone who can’t speak, I can’t say a word. 14 I’m like someone who doesn’t hear. I’m like someone whose mouth can’t make any reply. 15 Lord, I wait for you to help me. Lord my God, I know you will answer. 16 I said, “Don’t let my enemies have the joy of seeing me fall. Don’t let them brag when my feet slip.”
17 I am about to fall. My pain never leaves me. 18 I admit that I have done wrong. I am troubled by my sin. 19 Though I have done nothing to cause it, many people have become my enemies. They hate me without any reason. 20 They pay me back with evil, even though I was good to them. They bring charges against me, though I try only to do what is good.
21 Lord, don’t desert me. My God, don’t be far away from me. 22 Lord my Savior, come quickly to help me.
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to choose a monthly or yearly subscription, and then enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate, click the button below.
Upgrade, and get the most out of your new account. An integrated digital Bible study library - including complete notes from the Believer's Bible Commentary and the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (NIV and NRSV) - is just a step away! Try it free for 30 days.