1 LORD, in your anger, do not rebuke me, in your wrath, do not discipline me. 2 Be gracious to me, LORD, because I am fading away. Heal me, because my body is distressed. 3 And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?
4 Return, LORD, save my life! Deliver me, because of your gracious love. 5 In death, there is no memory of you. Who will give you thanks where the dead are?
6 I am weary from my groaning. Every night my couch is drenched with tears, my bed is soaked through. 7 My eyesight has faded because of grief, it has dimmed because of all my enemies.
8 Get away from me, all of you who practice evil, for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping. 9 The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD receives my prayer. 10 As for all my enemies, they will be put to shame; they will be greatly frightened and suddenly turn away ashamed. A Davidic psalm, which he sang to the LORD, because of the words of Cush the descendant of Benjamin.