Psalm 6[a]

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

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger(A)
    or discipline me in your wrath.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 6:1 In Hebrew texts 6:1-10 is numbered 6:2-11.
  2. Psalm 6:1 Title: Probably a musical term

15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
    and the foundations(A) of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke,(B) Lord,
    at the blast of breath from your nostrils.(C)

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At your rebuke,(A) God of Jacob,
    both horse and chariot(B) lie still.

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But at your rebuke(A) the waters fled,
    at the sound of your thunder(B) they took to flight;

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When I came, why was there no one?
    When I called, why was there no one to answer?(A)
Was my arm too short(B) to deliver you?
    Do I lack the strength(C) to rescue you?
By a mere rebuke(D) I dry up the sea,(E)
    I turn rivers into a desert;(F)
their fish rot for lack of water
    and die of thirst.

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