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THE PSALTER, Sixth Kathisma
Psalm Thirty-Seven LXX (Ps. 38, Masoretic)
King James Version.
- O lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath: neither chasten me in thy hot
- For thine arrows stick fast in me, and thy hand presseth me sore.
- There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither
is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
- For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden
they are too heavy for me.
- My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.
- I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go mourning all the day
- For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and there is no
soundness in my flesh.
- I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by reason of the
disquietness of my heart.
- Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid
- My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of
mine eyes, it also is gone from me.
- My lovers and my friends stand aloof from my sore; and my
kinsmen stand afar off.
- They also that seek after my life lay snares for me: and they
that seek my hurt speak mischievous things, and imagine deceits all
the day long.
- But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that
openeth not his mouth.
- Thus I was as a man that heareth not, and in whose mouth are no
- For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
- For I said, Hear me, lest otherwise they should rejoice over me:
when my foot slippeth, they magnify themselves against me.
- For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
- For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.
- But mine enemies are lively, and they are strong: and they that
hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
- They also that render evil for good are mine adversaries;
because I follow the thing that good is.
- Forsake me not, O LORD: O my God, be not far from me.
- Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.
Orthodox Library, St. Isaac of the Kiev Caves, 2004.
Have mercy, O Lord, upon Thy servants
the scribe John, the priest John,
and the parishioners of the temple of Saint Andrew in Lubbock.
THE END, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY!