1 To the Chief Musician, for eight-stringed instruments. A Psalm of David. O Jehovah, rebuke me not in Your anger, nor chasten me in the heat of Your fury. 2 Have mercy on me, O Jehovah, for I am weak; O Jehovah, heal me, for my bones are troubled. 3 My soul also is exceedingly troubled; but You, O Jehovah, how long?
4 Return, O Jehovah, return; deliver my soul; save me for Your mercy's sake. 5 For in death there is no memory of You; in the grave who shall give You thanks?
6 I am weary in my groaning; all the night I make my bed swim; I melt my couch with my tears. 7 My eye is dim because of grief; it wastes away because of all my enemies.