For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
1O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 2Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am withered away: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed. 3My soul also is sore vexed: and thou, O Lord, how long? 4Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: save me for thy lovingkindness' sake. 5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in Sheol who shall give thee thanks? 6I am weary with my groaning; every night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. 7Mine eye wasteth away because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries. 8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. 9The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer. 10All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore vexed: they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly.