Psalm 6 New International Version

A Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble

6 1  [1][2]Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. 2  Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. 3  My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? 4  Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love. 5  Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave? 6  I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping 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 overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.


[1] 6:1 In Hebrew texts 6:1-10 is numbered 6:2-11.

[2] 6:1 Title: Probably a musical term

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