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