Psalm 6

A Prayer for Mercy

For the choir director: with stringed instruments, according to Sheminith.(A) A psalm of David.

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger;
do not discipline me in your wrath.(B)
Be gracious to me, Lord, for I am weak;[a](C)
heal me,(D) Lord, for my bones are shaking;(E)
my whole being is shaken with terror.(F)
And you, Lord—how long?(G)

Turn, Lord! Rescue me;
save me because of your faithful love.(H)
For there is no remembrance of you in death;
who can thank you in Sheol?(I)

I am weary from my groaning;(J)
with my tears I dampen my bed
and drench my couch every night.(K)
My eyes are swollen from grief;(L)
they grow old because of all my enemies.

Depart from me, all evildoers,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.(M)
The Lord has heard my plea for help;(N)
the Lord accepts my prayer.(O)
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and shake with terror;
they will turn back(P) and suddenly be disgraced.(Q)

Footnotes

  1. 6:2 Or sick

Bible Gateway Recommends

CSB Kids Bible, Hardcover
CSB Kids Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $19.99
Our Price: $14.99
Save: $5.00 (25%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Study Bible, Purple LeatherTouch, Thumb-Indexed
CSB Study Bible, Purple LeatherTouch, Thumb-Indexed
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $58.99
Save: $21.00 (26%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
CSB Drill Bible, Gray Hardcover
CSB Drill Bible, Gray Hardcover
Retail: $17.99
Our Price: $13.49
Save: $4.50 (25%)
3.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Military Bible, Burgundy LeatherTouch for Marines
CSB Military Bible, Burgundy LeatherTouch for Marines
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $18.99
Save: $6.00 (24%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Law Enforcement Officer's Bible, Black LeatherTouch
CSB Law Enforcement Officer's Bible, Black LeatherTouch
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $18.99
Save: $6.00 (24%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible, Burgundy Bonded Leather
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible, Burgundy Bonded Leather
Retail: $79.99
Our Price: $44.99
Save: $35.00 (44%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars