Psalm 6



A Prayer For Mercy

1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath.

1 {To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.} O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

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

1 LORD, in your anger, do not rebuke me, in your wrath, do not discipline me.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in Your anger nor discipline and chasten me in Your hot displeasure.

2 Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am pining away; Heal me, O LORD, for my bones are dismayed.

2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

2 Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am weak; heal me, Lord, for my bones are shaking;

2 Be gracious to me, LORD, because I am fading away. Heal me, because my body is distressed.

2 Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am weak (faint and withered away); O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.

3 And my soul is greatly dismayed; But You, O LORD--how long?

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

3 my whole being is shaken with terror. And You, Lord-how long?

3 And my soul is deeply distressed. But you, LORD, how long do I wait?

3 My [inner] self [as well as my body] is also exceedingly disturbed and troubled. But You, O Lord, how long [until You return and speak peace to me]?

4 Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness.

4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

4 Turn, Lord! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love.

4 Return, LORD, save my life! Deliver me, because of your gracious love.

4 Return [to my relief], O Lord, deliver my life; save me for the sake of Your steadfast love and mercy.

5 For there is no mention of You in death; In Sheol who will give You thanks?

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

5 For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?

5 In death, there is no memory of you. Who will give you thanks where the dead are?

5 For in death there is no remembrance of You; in Sheol (the place of the dead) who will give You thanks?

6 I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears.

6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

6 I am weary from my groaning; with my tears I dampen my pillow and drench my bed every night.

6 I am weary from my groaning. Every night my couch is drenched with tears, my bed is soaked through.

6 I am weary with my groaning; all night I soak my pillow with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping.

7 My eye has wasted away with grief; It has become old because of all my adversaries.

7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

7 My eyes are swollen from grief; they grow old because of all my enemies.

7 My eyesight has faded because of grief, it has dimmed because of all my enemies.

7 My eye grows dim because of grief; it grows old because of all my enemies.

8 Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping.

8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

8 Depart from me, all evildoers, for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.

8 Get away from me, all of you who practice evil, for the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping.

8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The LORD has heard my supplication, The LORD receives my prayer.

9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

9 The Lord has heard my plea for help; the Lord accepts my prayer.

9 The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD receives my prayer.

9 The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord receives my prayer.

10 All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed; They shall turn back, they will suddenly be ashamed.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

10 All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror; they will turn back and suddenly be disgraced.

10 As for all my enemies, they will be put to shame; they will be greatly frightened and suddenly turn away ashamed. A Davidic psalm, which he sang to the LORD, because of the words of Cush the descendant of Benjamin.

10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and sorely troubled; let them turn back and be put to shame suddenly.



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