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.