3 When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;

my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.


5 Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity.

I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord” — and you forgave the guilt of my sin.

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The Punishment of the Unrepentant (vv3-5)

When we are unrepentant, however, David describes the Lord’s hand as being “heavy” on him. As if the hot July sun was beating down on Him, so heavy was the weight of His unrepentant guilt.