Psalm 6

 

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To the chief Musician, on Neginoth, upon Sheminith: A Psalm of David.

O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger,

Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure. 

Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak:

O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.                         

My soul is also sore vexed:

But thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul:

Oh save me for thy mercies' sake.                   

For in death there is no remembrance of thee:      

In the grave who shall give thee thanks?

I am weary with my groaning;

All the night make I my bed to swim;

I water my couch with my tears.

And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

Mine eye is consumed because of grief;

It waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;

For the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

The Lord hath heard my supplication;

The Lord will receive my prayer. 

Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed:

Let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

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