New English Translation
For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style; a psalm of David.
1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger! Do not discipline me in your raging fury!
2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am frail! Heal me, LORD, for my bones are shaking!
3 I am absolutely terrified, and you, LORD - how long will this continue?
4 Relent, LORD, rescue me! Deliver me because of your faithfulness!
5 For no one remembers you in the realm of death, In Sheol who gives you thanks?
6 I am exhausted as I groan; all night long I drench my bed in tears; my tears saturate the cushion beneath me.
7 My eyes grow dim from suffering; they grow weak because of all my enemies.
8 Turn back from me, all you who behave wickedly, for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping!
9 The LORD has heard my appeal for mercy; the LORD has accepted my prayer.
10 May all my enemies be humiliated and absolutely terrified! May they turn back and be suddenly humiliated!
King James Version
To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.