Psalm 6:1-10

1 Don’t punish me, Lord,
or even correct me
      when you are angry!
2 Have pity on me and heal
      my feeble body.
   My bones tremble with fear,
3 and I am in deep distress.
      How long will it be?
4 Turn and come to my rescue.
   Show your wonderful love
      and save me, Lord.
5 If I die, I cannot praise you
      or even remember you.
6 My groaning has worn me out.
   At night my bed and pillow
      are soaked with tears.
7 Sorrow has made my eyes dim,
   and my sight has failed
      because of my enemies.
8 You, Lord, heard my crying,
   and those hateful people
      had better leave me alone.
9 You have answered my prayer
      and my plea for mercy.
10 My enemies will be ashamed
      and terrified,
    as they quickly run away
      in complete disgrace.

The Contemporary English Version c1995 by the American Bible Society.
Selected texts provided for use with the Hypertext Bible Commentary