Psalms 6

Psalm 61

For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments, according to the sheminith style;2 a psalm of David.

6:1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger!

Do not discipline me in your raging fury!3

6:2 Have mercy on me,4 Lord, for I am frail!

Heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking!5

6:3 I am absolutely terrified,6

and you, Lord – how long will this continue?7

6:4 Relent, Lord, rescue me!8

Deliver me because of your faithfulness!9

6:5 For no one remembers you in the realm of death,10

In Sheol who gives you thanks?11

6:6 I am exhausted as I groan;

all night long I drench my bed in tears;12

my tears saturate the cushion beneath me.13

6:7 My eyes14 grow dim15 from suffering;

they grow weak16 because of all my enemies.17

6:8 Turn back from me, all you who behave wickedly,18

for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping!19

6:9 The Lord has heard my appeal for mercy;

the Lord has accepted20 my prayer.

6:10 May all my enemies be humiliated21 and absolutely terrified!22

May they turn back and be suddenly humiliated!

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