Psalm 6

                                 For the director of  music. With stringed

                                     instruments. according to sheminith

                                               A psalm of David.

1 O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger

or discipline me in your wrath.

2 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint;

O Lord heal me, for my bones are in agony.

3 My soul is in anguish.

How long, O Lord, how long?

4 Turn, O Lord, and deliver me;

save me because of your unfailing love.

5 No one remembers you when he is dead.

Who praises you from the grave?

6 I am worn out from groaning;

all night long I flood my bed with weepi ng

and drench my couch with tears.

7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;

they fail because of all my foes.

8 Away from me, all you who do evil,

for the Lord has heard my weeping.

9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;

the Lord accepts my prayer.

10 All my enemies will be ashamed and

dismayed;

they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

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