Rescue me from my rebellion, for even fools mock me when I rebel.
I am silent before you; I won't say a word. For my punishment is from you.
Please, don't punish me anymore! I am exhausted by the blows from your hand.
When you discipline people for their sins, their lives can be crushed like the life of a moth. Human existence is as frail as breath. Interlude
Hear my prayer, O LORD! Listen to my cries for help! Don't ignore my tears. For I am your guest -- a traveler passing through, as my ancestors were before me.
Spare me so I can smile again before I am gone and exist no more.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)