| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble|
|For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to the 1 Sheminith. A Psalm of David.|
| ||O JEHOVAH, rebuke me not in thine anger,|
Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
| ||Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away:|
O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
| ||My soul also is sore troubled:|
And thou, O Jehovah, how long?
| ||Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul:|
Save me for thy lovingkindness sake.
| ||For in death there is no remembrance of thee:|
In Sheol who shall give thee thanks?
| ||I am weary with my groaning;|
Every night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.
| ||Mine eye wasteth away because of grief;|
It waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
| ||Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;|
For Jehovah hath heard the voice of my weeping.
| ||Jehovah hath heard my supplication;|
Jehovah will receive my prayer.
| ||All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore troubled:|
They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly.