Psalm 6

For the music leader. On stringed instruments. According to the eighth. A psalm of David.

1 Please, LORD, don't punish me when you are angry; don't discipline me when you are furious.
2 Have mercy on me, LORD, because I'm frail. Heal me, LORD, because my bones are shaking in terror!
3 My whole body is completely terrified! But you, LORD! How long will this last?
4 Come back to me, LORD! Deliver me! Save me for the sake of your faithful love!
5 No one is going to praise you when they are dead. Who gives you thanks from the grave?
6 I'm worn out from groaning. Every night, I drench my bed with tears; I soak my couch all the way through.
7 My vision fails because of my grief; it's weak because of all my distress.
8 Get away from me, all you evildoers, because the LORD has heard me crying!
9 The LORD has listened to my request. The LORD accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and completely terrified; they will be defeated and ashamed instantly.