(A psalm by David for the music leader. Use stringed instruments.[a])
A Prayer in Time of Trouble
6 Don’t punish me, Lord, or even correct me when you are angry! 2 Have pity on me and heal my feeble body. My bones tremble with fear, 3 and I am in deep distress. How long will it be?
4 Turn and come to my rescue. Show your wonderful love and save me, Lord. 5 If I die, I cannot praise you or even remember you. 6 My groaning has worn me out. At night my bed and pillow are soaked with tears. 7 Sorrow has made my eyes dim, and my sight has failed because of my enemies.
8 You, Lord, heard my crying, and those hateful people had better leave me alone. 9 You have answered my prayer and my plea for mercy. 10 My enemies will be ashamed and terrified, as they quickly run away in complete disgrace.
Psalm 6instruments: The Hebrew text adds “according to the sheminith,” which may refer to a musical instrument with eight strings.
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