This plague aligns with an Exodus Plague Date.
In that Plague, Moses is asked to stretch out his arm and staff and cause the start of the Plague of Darkness. The arm and staff are seen in this Psalm.
1Yahvah, do not rebuke me in your wrath; nor chasten me in the heat of your anger.
2For your arrows stick fast in me, and your hand rests heavily on me.
3There is no peace in my flesh because of your anger; nor is there any rest in my bones because of my sins.
4For my iniquities are gone over my head; as a great burden they are too heavy for me.
5My wounds are loathsome and corrupt because of my foolishness.
6I am greatly troubled; all day long I walk sadly.
7My loins are filled with trembling, and there is no peace in my body.
8I am feeble and miserable; I have groaned because of the despair of my heart.
9Master, all my desire is before you; and my groaning is not hidden from you.
10My heart is broken, my strength has failed me; as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me.
11My neighbors and my friends stood aside from my grief; and my kinsmen stood off.
12Those who seek after my life and wish me evil also lay hold of me and speak mischievous things and imagine deceits all the day long.
13But I, as a deaf man, did not hear; and I was as a mute man that does not open his mouth.
14Thus, I was as a man that does not hear, and in whose mouth is no reproof.
15For in you, Yahvah, I hope; you will answer me, master my god.
16Because I said, Hear me, lest they rejoice over me; they scoff at me when my feet waver.
17I am prepared to suffer, and my sorrow is continually with me.
18I will declare my iniquity to you; I will purify myself of my sins.
19But my enemies are strong and alert; and those who hate me wrongfully are multiplied.
20They reward me evil for good; they disgrace me because I seek after good things.
21Do not forsake me, Yahvah; my god, do not be far from me.
22Stay and help me, master save me.
A M 6.3 quake struck central italy overnight. Hundreds were reported dead and thousands were left homeless as many centuries old buildings collapsed on their occupants.
Especially hard hit were elderly residents of L'Aquila in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
The first half of the Psalm appears related, especially shaking...