For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A psalm of David.
1Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.*2Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony.3My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?4Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.5Among the dead no-one proclaims your name. Who praises you from his grave?6I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.7My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.8Away from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping.9The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.10All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.