Do Not Forsake Me, O Lord
A Psalm of David, a for the memorial offering.1 O Lord, b rebuke me not in your anger,
nor discipline me in your wrath!
2 For your c arrows have sunk into me,
and your hand d has come down on me.
3 There is e no soundness in my flesh
because of your indignation;
there is no health in my f bones
because of my sin.
4 For my g iniquities have gone over my head;
like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me.
5 My wounds stink and fester
because of my foolishness,
6 I am h utterly bowed down and i prostrate;
all the day I j go about mourning.
7 For my sides are filled with burning,
and there is k no soundness in my flesh.
8 I am feeble and crushed;
I l groan because of the tumult of my heart.
9 O Lord, all my longing is before you;
my m sighing is not hidden from you.
10 My heart throbs; my strength fails me,
and n the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.
11 My o friends and companions p stand aloof from my q plague,
and my nearest kin r stand far off.
12 Those who seek my life s lay their snares;
those who seek my hurt t speak of ruin
and meditate u treachery all day long.
13 But I am like a deaf man; I do not hear,
like v a mute man who does not open his mouth.
14 I have become like a man who does not hear,
and in whose mouth are no w rebukes.
15 But for x you, O Lord, do I wait;
it is you, O Lord my God, who will answer.
16 For I said, “Only y let them not rejoice over me,
who z boast against me when my aa foot slips!”
17 For I am ab ready to fall,
and my pain is ever before me.
18 I ac confess my iniquity;
I am ad sorry for my sin.
19 But my foes are vigorous, they are mighty,
and many are those who hate me ae wrongfully.
20 Those who af render me evil for good
ag accuse me because I ah follow after good.
21 Do not forsake me, O Lord!
O my God, be not ai far from me!
22 aj Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my ak salvation!
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