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.