Psalms 6

Psalms 6

Psalm 6
A Prayer for Mercy
For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith.#1Ch 15:21; Ps 12 A psalm of David.
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger;
do not discipline me in your wrath.#Ps 38:1; Jr 10:24
2Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am weak;#6:2 Or sick#Ps 142:6
heal me,#Ps 41:4; Jr 17:14 Lord, for my bones are shaking;#Jb 4:14
3my whole being is shaken with terror.#Jb 9:28; Jn 12:27
And you, Lord  — how long?#Nm 14:27; Ps 13:1–2; 35:17; 79:5; 80:4
4Turn, Lord! Rescue me;
save me because of your faithful love.#Ps 31:16; 109:26
5For there is no remembrance of you in death;
who can thank you in Sheol?#Ps 30:9; 88:10–12; 115:17; Ec 9:10; Is 38:18
6I am weary from my groaning;#Ps 69:3; 119:28
with my tears I dampen my bed
and drench my couch every night.#Ps 42:3; 102:9
7My eyes are swollen from grief;#Jb 17:7; Ps 31:9; 88:9
they grow old because of all my enemies.
8Depart from me, all evildoers,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.#Ps 18:6; 34:6; 40:1
9The Lord has heard my plea for help;#Ps 28:6
the Lord accepts my prayer.#Ps 3:4; 66:19–20
10All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror;
they will turn back#Ex 23:27 and suddenly be disgraced.#Ps 71:13

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