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Psalm 6a

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith.b A psalm of David.

Lord, do not rebuke me in your angeri

or discipline me in your wrath.

Have mercy on me,j Lord, for I am faint;k

heal me,l Lord, for my bones are in agony.m

My soul is in deep anguish.n

How long,o Lord, how long?

Turn,p Lord, and deliver me;

save me because of your unfailing love.q

Among the dead no one proclaims your name.

Who praises you from the grave?r

I am worn outs from my groaning.t

All night long I flood my bed with weepingu

and drench my couch with tears.v

My eyes grow weakw with sorrow;

they fail because of all my foes.

Away from me,x all you who do evil,y

for the Lord has heard my weeping.

The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;z

the Lord accepts my prayer.

10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;a

they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.b


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