1 For the leader. With stringed instruments. On sh'minit [low-pitched musical instruments?]. A psalm of David: ADONAI, don't rebuke me in your anger, don't discipline me in the heat of your fury.
2 Be gracious to me, ADONAI, because I am withering away; heal me, ADONAI, because my bones are shaking;
3 I am completely terrified; and you, ADONAI - how long?
4 Come back, ADONAI, and rescue me! Save me for the sake of your grace;
5 for in death, no one remembers you; in Sh'ol, who will praise you?
6 I am worn out with groaning; all night I drench my bed with tears, flooding my couch till it swims.
7 My vision is darkened with anger; it grows weak because of all my foes.
8 Get away from me, all you workers of evil! For ADONAI has heard the sound of my weeping,
9 ADONAI has heard my pleading, ADONAI will accept my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be confounded, completely terrified; they will turn back and be suddenly put to shame.