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