Psalm 6

O Lord, Deliver My Life

1 O LORD, a do not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak;
O LORD, b heal me, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul also is greatly c troubled;
But You, O LORD - how long?

4 Return, O LORD, deliver me!
Oh, save me for Your mercies' sake!
5 d For in death there is no remembrance of You;
In the grave who will give You thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning;
1 All night I make my bed swim;
I drench my couch with my tears.
7 e My eye wastes away because of grief;
It grows old because of all my enemies.

8 f Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;
For the LORD has g heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The LORD has heard my supplication;
The LORD will receive my prayer.
10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;
Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 38:1
    O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your wrath, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure!
    Psalms 118:18
    The LORD has chastened me severely, But He has not given me over to death.
    Jeremiah 10:24
    O LORD, correct me, but with justice; Not in Your anger, lest You bring me to nothing.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 41:4
    I said, "LORD, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.
    Psalms 147:3
    He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.
    Hosea 6:1
    Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 88:3
    For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draws near to the grave.
    John 12:27
    Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 30:9
    What profit is there in my blood, When I go down to the pit? Will the dust praise You? Will it declare Your truth?
    Psalms 88:10 - 12
    Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise You? Selah
    Psalms 115:17
    The dead do not praise the LORD, Nor any who go down into silence.
    Ecclesiastes 9:10
    Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.
    Isaiah 38:18
    For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth.
  5. Cross References
    Job 17:7
    My eye has also grown dim because of sorrow, And all my members are like shadows.
    Psalms 31:9
    Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, Yes, my soul and my body!
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 25:41
    Then He will also say to those on the left hand, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels:
  7. Cross References
    Psalms 3:4
    I cried to the LORD with my voice, And He heard me from His holy hill. Selah
    Psalms 28:6
    Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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