Good News Translation
A Prayer for Help in Time of Trouble+
Don't punish me in your anger!
2I am worn out, O Lord; have pity on me!
Give me strength; I am completely exhausted
3and my whole being is deeply troubled.
How long, O Lord, will you wait to help me?
4Come and save me, Lord;
in your mercy rescue me from death.
5In the world of the dead you are not remembered;
no one can praise you there.
6I am worn out with grief;
every night my bed is damp from my weeping;
my pillow is soaked with tears.
7I can hardly see;
my eyes are so swollen
from the weeping caused by my enemies.
The Lord hears my weeping;
9he listens to my cry for help
and will answer my prayer.
10My enemies will know the bitter shame of defeat;
in sudden confusion they will be driven away.
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