For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith.[b] A psalm of David.
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger(A) or discipline me in your wrath. 2 Have mercy on me,(B)Lord, for I am faint;(C) heal me,(D)Lord, for my bones are in agony.(E) 3 My soul is in deep anguish.(F) How long,(G)Lord, how long?
4 Turn,(H)Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.(I) 5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?(J)
All night long I flood my bed with weeping(M) and drench my couch with tears.(N) 7 My eyes grow weak(O) with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.
8 Away from me,(P) all you who do evil,(Q) for the Lord has heard my weeping. 9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;(R) the Lord accepts my prayer. 10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;(S) they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.(T)