Psalm 6
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To the Director: With stringed instruments. On an eight-stringed harp.a A Davidic Psalm

A Prayer in Times of Trouble

1LORD, in your anger, do not rebuke me,

in your wrath, do not discipline me.

2Be gracious to me, LORD,

because I am fading away.

Heal me,

because my bodyb is distressed.

3And my soulc is deeply distressed.

But you, LORD, how long do I wait?d

4Return, LORD,

save my life!

Deliver me, because of your gracious love.

5In death, there is no memory of you.

Who will give you thanks where the dead are?e

6I am weary from my groaning.

Every night my couch is drenched with tears,

my bed is soaked through.

7My eyesight has faded because of grief,

it has dimmed because of all my enemies.

8Get away from me, all of you who practice evil,

for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.

9The LORD has heard my plea;

the LORD receives my prayer.

10As for all my enemies, they will be put to shame;

they will be greatly frightened

and suddenly turn away ashamed.

a 6:T Or On a lower octave
b 6:2 Or bones
c 6:3 Or And I am
d 6:3 The Heb. lacks do I wait
e 6:5 Lit. thanks in Sheol; a reference to the realm of the dead

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