A Prayer for Mercy

For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith. A Davidic psalm.

1 Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath.a

References for Psalms 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Ps 38:1
      2 Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am weak;b heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking;

      References for Psalms 6:2

        • b 6:2 - Or sick
          3 my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord-how long?
          4 Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love.
          5 For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?c

          References for Psalms 6:5

            • c 6:5 - Ps 30:8-10; 88:9-12
              6 I am weary from my groaning; with my tears I dampen my pillowd and drench my bed every night.

              References for Psalms 6:6

                • d 6:6 - Lit bed
                  7 My eyes are swollen from grief; theye grow old because of all my enemies.

                  References for Psalms 6:7

                    • e 6:7 - LXX, Aq, Sym, Jer read I
                      8 Depart from me, all evildoers, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.
                      9 The Lord has heard my plea for help; the Lord accepts my prayer.f

                      References for Psalms 6:9

                        • f 6:9 - Ps 3:4; 4:3; 34:6
                          10 All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror; they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.