Good News Translation (GNB)

A Prayer for Help in Time of TroublePs 6 Hebrew title: A psalm by David.


Ps 38.1
LORD, don't be angry and rebuke me!

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.


Mt 7.23
Lk 13.27
Keep away from me, you evil people!

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.