Orthodox Jewish Bible
38 (Mizmor Dovid. For the memorial portion of the mincha) Hashem, rebuke me not in Thy wrath; neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure.
2 (3) For Thine khitzim (arrows) pierce me, and Thy Yad presseth upon me.
3 (4) There is no health in my basar because of Thine anger; neither is there any shalom in my atzmot because of my chattat.
4 (5) For mine avonot (iniquities) are gone over mine head; as a weighty massa (burden) they are too heavy for me.
5 (6) My chaburot (wounds) are foul and festering because of my wicked folly.
6 (7) I am bent down; I am brought low ad me’od; I go about mourning all day long.
7 (8) For my loins are filled with burning; and there is no health in my basar.
8 (9) I am feeble and broken ad me’od; I have groaned by reason of the disquietness of my lev.
9 (10) Adonoi, all my ta’avah (desire, longing) is before Thee; and my groaning is not hid from Thee.
10 (11) My lev panteth, my ko’ach faileth me; as for the ohr of mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
11 (12) My loved ones and my re’a stand aloof from my nega [see Isa 53:8 on Moshiach’s nega]; and my neighbors stand afar off.
12 (13) They also that seek after my nefesh lay snares for me; and they that seek my hurt speak of ruin, and plot mirmot (deceptions, deceits) all the day long.
13 (14) But I, like a cheresh (deaf man), heard not; and I was like a mute that openeth not his mouth.
14 (15) Thus I was like an ish that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no tokhachot (reproofs).
15 (16) For I wait for Thee, Hashem; Thou wilt hear, Adonoi Elohai.
16 (17) For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should gloat over me; when my regel slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
17 (18) For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is before me tamid.
18 (19) For I will declare mine avon; I will be in anguish over my chattat.
19 (20) But mine oveyim are chayyim (vigorous), and they are strong; and they that hate me sheker (wrongfully) are multiplied.
20 (21) They also that repay ra’ah for tovah are mine adversaries; because I pursue the thing that is tov.
21 (22) Forsake me not, Hashem Elohai; be not far from me.
22 (23) Make haste to help me, Adonoi Teshuati (L-rd of my salvation).