To the Chief Musician on Neginoth, upon the Eighth. A Psalm of David
1 O Jehovah! do not in thy anger rebuke me, And do not in thy wrath chastise me.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah! for I am weak; Heal me, O Jehovah! for affrighted are my bones.
3 And my soul is exceedingly afraid: And thou, O Jehovah! -- how long? --
4 Return, O Lord! deliver my soul; Save me for the sake of thy mercy.
5 For there is not in death any remembrance of thee; In the grave who shall acknowledge thee?
6 I have become wearied with my groaning; I make to swim every night my bed; With my tears my couch I water.
7 Waxed dim for vexation hath mine eye; It hath become old among all my persecutors.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; For heard hath the Lord the voice of my weeping.
9 Heard hath the Lord my supplication; The Lord my prayer will receive.
10 Put to shame and confounded greatly be all my enemies; Let them turn back, and be ashamed suddenly.