Psalm 38 a Psalm through David, to bring to remembrance

(tune "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" by Thomas A. Dorsey
1 O LORD re-buke me not
in Thy wrath burning hot,
 nor in Your displeasure chasten me,
2 for Your arrows in me,
 Your hand falls upon me.
3 From Your wrath there's no soundness in me.

In my bones there's no peace
for my sins did increase.
 4 O'er my head, they are gone over me.
5 My wounds stink, they're a mess
due to my foolishness.
4 And my sins are too heavy for me.
6 I am bent, down-bowing
to the max. Darkening
all the day  (7) for my loins  are burning.
 And my flesh is not sound.
8 I'm faint and   broken down
to the max. My heart moans,  I'm   roaring.
9 O Lord, all    my longing's
before You. My sighing,
 my groaning is not hid-den from You.
10 My heart deals; my strength's left;
 of my light, I'm bereft.
11 My friends and   my neighbors stand aloof
and my kins-men afar.
12 Those that have a desire
to take my    soul they lay   snares for me.
They that seek for my hurt
speak of mis-chievous dirt
and all day meditate on deceits.
13 But I as a man deaf
do not hear what is said.
As a dumb   man I ans-wer nothing.
14 And I am as a man
that cannot understand,
in whose mouth there is no reproving,
15 for in Thee, I hope, LORD.
You'll answer, God, my Lord,
16 for I said, Lest they boast over me.
When my foot slips to fall,
they against me exalt,
17 for to quit from my pain, I'm   ready.
18 For I con-fess my sin
for which I'm    grieved within,
19 but my foes   are healthy; they are strong.
And they that    hate me wrong
are a mult-iplied throng.
20 And they that    repay good deeds  with wrong
are enem-ies to me
for I pur-sue good deeds.
21 Do not for-sake me, O   LORD, my God.
Do be near unto me.
22 Come, make haste to help me.
O Lord, my   salvation, O Lord God.
Psalm 70:1 To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David: to bring to remembrance. Make haste, O God, to deliver me; Jehovah, hasten to my help.
Psalm 6:1 LORD, in wrath rebuke me not,
nor correct in anger hot.
2 O LORD have mercy on me,
O LORD heal, for I am weak.
For my bones are trembling,
6 I am weary with groaning.
All the night my bed's swimming.
I dissolve my couch with tears.
;Job 6:4 For the arrows of the Almighty are within me; Their poison my spirit drinks; The terrors of God are arrayed against me.  
33:19 Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, And with unceasing complaint in his bones;  
Job 19:13 He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.  
Psalm 32:4 For day and night Your hand on me
was heavy, so my life
dried up as in the summer's heat,
5  To Thee I acknowledged my sin,
and my guilt did not hide.
I said, I will confess my sins
and in the Lord confide.
You forgave the guilt of my sin.
Prov 6:32 Whoso commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding: he that does it destroyeth his own soul.
 33 A wound and contempt shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
15:21 Folly is joy to him that is void of sense; but a man of understanding regulateth his walk.
19:3 The folly of man distorts his way, and his heart is irritated against Jehovah.
22:15 Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
 24:9 The purpose of folly is sin, and the scorner is an abomination to men.
Matthew 1:6b And David begat Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias;
Ps 22:1 My God, My God, My God, My God,
     Why hast Thou forsaken Me,
     so far from helping Me?
     Why are You now ignoring
     all the words of My roaring?
11       Do not be far off from Me
          because trouble is near me.
       Because there is not a helper,
19  Do not be far, O LORD,
       You who are My strength.
       To help Me do make haste.
1 Samuel 10:27 But the children of Belial said, How should this man save us? And they despised him, and brought him no gifts. But he was as one deaf.
Matthew 26:62 And the high priest standing up said to him, Answerest thou nothing? What do these witness against thee?
1Jo 3:12 not as Cain, who was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And for what reason did he slay him? Because his deeds were evil, and his brother's were righteous.  
Genesis 27:33 Then Isaac trembled with exceeding great trembling, and said, Who was he, then, that hunted venison and brought it to me? And I have eaten of all before thou came, and have blessed him; also blessed he shall be.
34 When Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said to his father, Bless me -- me also, my father!
Daniel 8:8 And the he-goat became exceeding great; but when he was become strong, the great horn was broken; and in its stead came up four notable ones toward the four winds of the heavens.
Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with vain words, for on account of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.
Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing falling into the hands of the living God.
1 Kings 1:1 And king David was old and advanced in age; and they covered him with clothes, but he obtained no warmth.
 2 And his servants said to him, Let there be found for my lord the king a young virgin; and let her stand before the king, and let her cherish him, and let her lie in thy bosom, that my lord the king may get warm.
 3 And they sought for a fair damsel throughout the territory of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king.
 4 And the damsel was very fair; and cherished the king, and ministered to him; but the king knew her not.
 5 And Adonijah the son of Haggith exalted himself, saying, I will be king; and he provided himself chariots and horsemen, and fifty men to run before him.
Hebrews 12:5 And ye have quite forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when reproved by him;
 6 for whom the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives.
 7 Ye endure for chastening, God conducts himself towards you as towards sons; for who is the son that the father chastens not?
 8 But if ye are without chastening, of which all have been made partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
 9 Moreover we have had the fathers of our flesh as chasteners, and we reverenced them; shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
 10 For they indeed chastened for a few days, as seemed good to them; but he for profit, in order to the partaking of his holiness.
 11 But no chastening at the time seems to be matter of joy, but of grief; but afterwards yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those exercised by it.
Rom 7:14 For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin.
18 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out.
 19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.
 20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
 21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.
 22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being,
 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
 25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
2 Samuel 12:10 Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. (2Sa 12:10 DBY)
2Chronicles 16:7 At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah and said to him, "Because you relied on the king of Syria, and did not rely on the LORD your God, the army of the king of Syria has escaped you.
 8 Were not the Ethiopians and the Libyans a huge army with very many chariots and horsemen? Yet because you relied on the LORD, he gave them into your hand.
 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars."
 10 Then Asa was angry with the seer and put him in the stocks in prison, for he was in a rage with him because of this. And Asa inflicted cruelties upon some of the people at the same time.
 11 The acts of Asa, from first to last, are written in the Book of the Kings of Judah and Israel.
 12 In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe. Yet even in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but sought help from physicians.
Matthew 9:6a But that ye may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins,
2 Corinthians 2:7 so that on the contrary ye should rather shew grace and encourage, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with excessive grief.
7:7 and not by his coming only, but also through the encouragement with which he was encouraged as to you; relating to us your ardent desire, your mourning, your zeal for me; so that I the more rejoiced.
13 For this reason we have been encouraged. And we the rather rejoiced in our encouragement more abundantly by reason of the joy of Titus, because his spirit has been refreshed by you all.
Colossians 4:11b These are the only men of the circumcision among my fellow workers for the kingdom of God, and they have been a comfort to me.

12/17/2017 copyright Steve Miller