Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble.
For the music director; with stringed instruments, [a]upon an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David.
6 Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor discipline me in Your wrath.
2 Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am frail;
Heal me, Lord, for my bones are horrified.
3 And my soul is greatly horrified;
But You, Lord—how long?
4 Return, Lord, rescue my [b]soul;
Save me because of Your mercy.
5 For there is no [c]mention of You in death;
In [d]Sheol, who will praise You?
6 I am weary with my sighing;
Every night I make my bed swim,
I flood my couch with my tears.
7 My eye has wasted away with grief;
It has grown old because of all my enemies.
8 Leave me, all you who practice injustice,
For the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my pleading,
The Lord receives my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be put to shame and greatly horrified;
They shall [e]turn back, they will suddenly be put to shame.
- Psalm 6 Title Or according to a lower octave (Heb Sheminith)
- Psalm 6:4 Or life
- Psalm 6:5 Or remembrance
- Psalm 6:5 I.e., the netherworld
- Psalm 6:10 Or again be abruptly put to shame