Psalm 6 New American Standard Bible

A Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble

6 1  O Lord , do not rebuke me in Your anger , Nor chasten me in Your wrath . 2  Be gracious to me, O Lord , for I am pining away ; Heal me, O Lord , for my bones are dismayed . 3  And my soul is greatly dismayed ; But You, O Lord - how long e ? 4  Return , O Lord , rescue my soul ; Save me because of Your lovingkindness . 5  For there is no mention of You in death ; In Sheol who will give You thanks ? 6  I am weary with my sighing ; Every night I make my bed swim , I dissolve my couch with my tears . 7  My eye has wasted away with grief ; It has become old because of all my adversaries .

8  Depart from me, all you who do iniquity , For the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping . 9  The Lord has heard my supplication , The Lord receives my prayer . 10  All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed ; They shall turn back , they will suddenly be ashamed .

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