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Psalm 6

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David's complaint in his sickness.

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.

6:1 Yahweh, donít rebuke me in your anger,
neither discipline me in your wrath.

6:2 Have mercy on me, Yahweh, for I am faint.
Yahweh, heal me, for my bones are troubled.

6:3 My soul is also in great anguish.
But you, Yahweh ó how long?

6:4 Return, Yahweh. Deliver my soul,
and save me for your loving kindnessí sake.

6:5 For in death there is no memory of you.
In Sheol, who shall give you thanks?

6:6 I am weary with my groaning.
Every night I flood my bed.
I drench my couch with my tears.

6:7 My eye wastes away because of grief.
It grows old because of all my adversaries.

He triumphs over his enemies.

6:8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity,
for Yahweh has heard the voice of my weeping.

6:9 Yahweh has heard my supplication.
Yahweh accepts my prayer.

6:10 May all my enemies be ashamed and dismayed.
They shall turn back, they shall be disgraced suddenly.

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