Psalms 38:12-22

Those who want to kill me set their traps,

those who would harm me talk of my ruin;

all day long they scheme and lie.

I am like the deaf, who cannot hear,

like the mute, who cannot speak;

I have become like one who does not hear,

whose mouth can offer no reply.

Lord, I wait for you;

you will answer, Lord my God.

For I said, “Do not let them gloat

or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.”

For I am about to fall,

and my pain is ever with me.

I confess my iniquity;

I am troubled by my sin.

Many have become my enemies without cause38:19 One Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript; Masoretic Text my vigorous enemies;

those who hate me without reason are numerous.

Those who repay my good with evil

lodge accusations against me,

though I seek only to do what is good.

Lord, do not forsake me;

do not be far from me, my God.

Come quickly to help me,

my Lord and my Savior.

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