Psalm 6

O Lord, Deliver My Life

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument. 1

1 O  Lord , don’t rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your rage.
2 Have compassion on me, Lord , for I am weak.
Heal me, Lord , for my bones are in agony.
3 I am sick at heart.
How long, O  Lord , until you restore me?

4 Return, O  Lord , and rescue me.
Save me because of your unfailing love.
5 For the dead do not remember you.
Who can praise you from the grave? 2

6 I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
7 My vision is blurred by grief;
my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.

8 Go away, all you who do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord will answer my prayer.
10 May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.
May they suddenly turn back in shame.

New Living Translation (NLT) Copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc.
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