Discover Psalm 38 Commentary in detail, with their Bible study and explained, as well as their meaning in the Catholic Bible among others.
O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
or punish me in your anger.
For your arrows have penetrated me,
and your hand has fallen on me.
There is nothing healthy in my flesh because of your indignation,
nor is there peace in my bones because of my sin.
For my iniquities have surpassed my head;
like a heavy load they overwhelm me.
My sores stink and fester
because of my madness.
I am stooped, I am very downcast,
I mourn all day.
For my loins are full of irritable disease,
and there is nothing healthy in my flesh.
I am greatly weakened and bruised;
I moan because of the shock of my heart.
Lord, all my desires are before you,
and my sigh is not hidden from you.
My heart is pounding; the forces leave me,
and even the very light of my eyes is no longer with me.
My loved ones and my companions stay away from my plague,
and my relatives have wandered away.
And those who seek my life set traps for me;
and those who seek my evil speak iniquities
and devise deceptions all day long.
But I, like the deaf, do not hear;
and I am like the mute who does not open his mouth.
So I am like a man who does not hear,
and in whose mouth there are no reproofs.
For in you, O Lord, I hope;
you will answer, Jehovah my God.
For I said, “Lest they rejoice over me,
and when my foot slips, they magnify themselves over me.”
For I am about to fall,
and my pain is before me continually.
Therefore I will declare my iniquity;
I will grieve over my sin.
For my enemies are mighty and strong,
and those who hate me without cause are increased.
Those who pay bad for good
are contrary to me, because I follow what is good.
Do not forsake me, O Lord;
My God, don’t walk away from me.
Make haste to help me,
O Lord, my salvation.
Psalm 38 Meaning
The meaning of Psalm 38 is very interesting, it tells us about the destruction of the soul that sins can cause, how sins can lead us to divert us from the straight path of faith, good manners and the word of the Lord. At the same time, it explains to us how we can escape the temptations of sins.