The Book of Psalms
1 – A psalm for David, for a remembrance of the sabbath.
2 – Rebuke me not, O Lord, in thy indignation; nor chastise me in thy wrath.
3 – For thy arrows are fastened in me : and thy hand hath been strong upon me.
4 – There is no health in my flesh, because of thy wrath : there is no peace for my bones, because of my sins.
5 – For my iniquities are gone over my head : and as a heavy burden are become heavy upon me.
6 – My sores are putrified and corrupted, because of my foolishness.
7 – I am become miserable, and am bowed down even to the end : I walked sorrowful all the day long.
8 – For my loins are filled with illusions; and there is no health in my flesh.
9 – I am afflicted and humbled exceedingly : I roared with the groaning of my heart.
10 – Lord, all my desire is before thee, and my groaning is not hidden from thee.
11 – My heart is troubled, my strength hath left me, and the light of my eyes itself is not with me.
12 – My friends and my neighbours have drawn near, and stood against me. And they that were near me stood afar off :
13 – And they that sought my soul used violence. And they that sought evils to me spoke vain things, and studied deceits all the day long.
14 – But I, as a deaf man, heard not : and as a dumb man not opening his mouth.
15 – And I became as a man that heareth not : and that hath no reproofs in his mouth.
16 – For in thee, O Lord, have I hoped : thou wilt hear me, O Lord my God.
17 – For I said: Lest at any time my enemies rejoice over me : and whilst my feet are moved, they speak great things against me.
18 – For I am ready for scourges : and my sorrow is continually before me.
19 – For I will declare my inequity : and I will think for my sin.
20 – But my enemies live, and are stronger that I : and they hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
21 – They that render evil for good, have detracted me, because I followed goodness.
22 – Forsake me not, O Lord my God : do not thou depart from me.
23 – Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.
The Catholic Bible Online. Scriptures are from The Douay Rheims Catholic Bible 1582-1610 a.d. Version In the Public Domain. The Douay Rheims Bible is a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English undertaken by members of the English College, Douai in the service of the Catholic Church.