O LORD, do not rebuke or punish me in Your anger,
Nor discipline me in Your wrath.
Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am weak (faint, frail);
Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed and anguished.
My soul [as well as my body] is greatly dismayed.
But as for You, O LORD—how long [until You act on my behalf]?
Return, O LORD, rescue my soul;
Save me because of Your [unfailing] steadfast love and mercy.
For in death there is no mention of You;
In Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) who will praise You and give You thanks?
I am weary with my groaning;
Every night I soak my bed with tears,
I drench my couch with my weeping.
My eye grows dim with grief;
It grows old because of all my enemies.