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.