For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style;2 a psalm of David.
6:1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger!
Do not discipline me in your raging fury!3
6:2 Have mercy on me,4 Lord, for I am frail!
Heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking!5
6:3 I am absolutely terrified,6
and you, Lord – how long will this continue?7
6:4 Relent, Lord, rescue me!8
Deliver me because of your faithfulness!9
6:5 For no one remembers you in the realm of death,10
In Sheol who gives you thanks?11
6:6 I am exhausted as I groan;
all night long I drench my bed in tears;12
my tears saturate the cushion beneath me.13
6:7 My eyes14 grow dim15 from suffering;
they grow weak16 because of all my enemies.17
6:8 Turn back from me, all you who behave wickedly,18
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping!19
6:9 The Lord has heard my appeal for mercy;
the Lord has accepted20 my prayer.
6:10 May all my enemies be humiliated21 and absolutely terrified!22
May they turn back and be suddenly humiliated!