For the leader; with instrumental music on the sheminith. A psalm of David.
1 Rebuke me not, Lord, in your anger,
punish me not in your wrath.
2 Lord, be gracious to me
in my weakness.
Heal me Lord,
for racked is my body;
3 all of me utterly racked.
Why do you wait so long, Lord?
4 Turn, Lord, rescue me;
save me, because of your love.
5 For in death none can call you to mind;
in Sheol who can praise you?
6 I am so weary of sighing.
All the night I make my bed swim,
and wet my couch with my tears.
7 My eyes swollen with grief;
from weeping caused by my foes.
8 Begone, workers of wrong,
for the Lord has heard my loud weeping,
9 the Lord has heard my entreaty,
the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 My foes will be stricken with terror,
brought to shame and dismay in a moment.