For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Upon the ·sheminith [L eighth; C a reference to an eight-stringed instrument or possibly the manner of singing]. A psalm of David.
6 Lord, don’t ·correct [rebuke; reprove] me when you are angry; don’t ·punish [discipline] me when you are ·very angry [enraged]. 2 Lord, ·have mercy on [be gracious to] me because I ·am weak [languish; faint]. Heal me, Lord, because my bones ·ache [are in agony]. 3 I ·am very upset [ache; am in agony]. Lord, how long will it be?
4 Lord, return and save me; ·save [rescue; T deliver] me because of your ·kindness [loyalty; covenant love]. 5 Dead people don’t remember you; those in ·the grave [or the underworld; L Sheol] don’t praise you.
6 I am ·tired [weary] ·of crying to you [L because of my moaning]. Every night ·my bed is wet [L I flood my pillow] with tears; my bed is soaked from my crying. 7 My eyes are weak ·from so much crying [L because of my grief]; they are weak ·from crying about [L because of] my enemies.
8 Get away from me, all you who do evil, because the Lord has heard my ·crying [supplication]. 9 The Lord has heard my cry for help; the Lord will ·answer [accept] my prayer. 10 All my enemies will be ashamed and ·troubled [in agony; vv. 2–3]. They will turn and suddenly leave in shame.
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