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Psalm 6

For the music leader. On stringed instruments. According to the eighth. A psalm of David.

1 Please, LORD, don't punish me when you are angry; don't discipline me when you are furious.

References for Psalms 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Perhaps a reference to an eight-string instrument; also in Ps 12
      2 Have mercy on me, LORD, because I'm frail. Heal me, LORD, because my bones are shaking in terror!
      3 My whole body is completely terrified! But you, LORD! How long will this last?

      References for Psalms 6:3

        • b 6:3 - Or <i>soul; </i>also in 6:4
          4 Come back to me, LORD! Deliver me! Save me for the sake of your faithful love!
          5 No one is going to praise you when they are dead. Who gives you thanks from the grave?

          References for Psalms 6:5

            • c 6:5 - Heb <i>Sheol</i>
              6 I'm worn out from groaning. Every night, I drench my bed with tears; I soak my couch all the way through.
              7 My vision fails because of my grief; it's weak because of all my distress.
              8 Get away from me, all you evildoers, because the LORD has heard me crying!
              9 The LORD has listened to my request. The LORD accepts my prayer.
              10 All my enemies will be ashamed and completely terrified; they will be defeated and ashamed instantly.