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Psalm 6

A Prayer of Faith in Time of Distress

To the Chief Musician. With Stringed Instruments. aOn 1An Eight-Stringed Harp. A Psalm of David.

1 O Lord, bdo not rebuke me in Your anger,

Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure.

2 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak;

O Lord, cheal me, for my bones are troubled.

3 My soul also is greatly dtroubled;

But You, O Lord—how long?

4 Return, O Lord, deliver me!

Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake!

5 eFor in death there is no remembrance of You;

In the grave who will give You thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning;

2All night I make my bed swim;

I drench my couch with my tears.

7 fMy eye wastes away because of grief;

It grows old because of all my enemies.

8 gDepart from me, all you workers of iniquity;

For the Lord has hheard the voice of my weeping.

9 The Lord has heard my supplication;

The Lord will receive my prayer.

10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;

Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.


About The New King James Version

The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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