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.
Be gracious to me, ADONAI, because I am withering away; heal me, ADONAI, because my bones are shaking;
I am completely terrified; and you, ADONAI - how long?
Come back, ADONAI, and rescue me! Save me for the sake of your grace;
for in death, no one remembers you; in Sh'ol, who will praise you?
I am worn out with groaning; all night I drench my bed with tears, flooding my couch till it swims.
My vision is darkened with anger; it grows weak because of all my foes.
Get away from me, all you workers of evil! For ADONAI has heard the sound of my weeping,
ADONAI has heard my pleading, ADONAI will accept my prayer.
All my enemies will be confounded, completely terrified; they will turn back and be suddenly put to shame.