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Psalms 6

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

1 O Lord(1), do not rebuke me in your anger
     or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint;
     O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in anguish.
     How long, O Lord, how long?

4 Turn, O Lord, and deliver me;
     save me because of your unfailing love.
5 No one remembers you when he is dead.
     Who praises you from the grave(2)?

6 I am worn out from groaning;

     all night long I flood my bed with weeping
     and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
     they fail because of all my foes.

8 Away from me, all you who do evil,
     for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
     the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;
     they will turn back in sudden disgrace.

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