1 A melody of David.
O Jehovah, do not reprove me in your anger, And do not correct me in your rage.
2 Show me favor, O Jehovah, for I am growing weak. Heal me, O Jehovah, for my bones are shaking.
3 Yes, I am greatly disturbed, And I ask you, O Jehovah—how long will it be?
4 Return, O Jehovah, and rescue me; Save me for the sake of your loyal love.
5 For in death there is no mention of you; In the Grave, who will praise you?
6 I have grown weary with my sighing; All night long I soak my bed with tears; I flood my couch with weeping.
7 My eye is weak from my grief; It has dimmed because of all those harassing me.
8 Get away from me, all you who behave wickedly, For Jehovah will hear the sound of my weeping.
9 Jehovah will hear my request for favor; Jehovah will accept my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be put to shame and dismayed; They will fall back in sudden disgrace.