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(For the one directing. With stringed instruments. Al HaSheminit. Mizmor Dovid) Hashem, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy hot displeasure.

(3) Have mercy upon me, Hashem; for I am weak: Hashem, heal me; for my atzmot are shaking.

(4) My nefesh is also much shaken; but Thou, Hashem, ad mosai (how much longer)?

(5) Turn, Hashem, deliver my nefesh; hoshieini (save me) for the sake of Thy chesed.

(6) For in mavet there is no remembrance of Thee; in Sheol who shall give Thee thanks?

(7) I am weary with my groaning; all the lailah flood I my mittah with weeping; I water my couch with my tears.

(8) Mine eye is consumed because of ka’as (grief); it groweth old because of all mine enemies.

(9) Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for Hashem hath heard the voice of my weeping.

(10) Hashem hath heard my techinnah (supplication); Hashem will receive my tefillah (prayer).

10 (11) Let all mine oyevim be ashamed and much troubled; let them turn back and suddenly be ashamed.

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.
Have mercy on me,(B) Lord, for I am faint;(C)
    heal me,(D) Lord, for my bones are in agony.(E)
My soul is in deep anguish.(F)
    How long,(G) Lord, how long?

Turn,(H) Lord, and deliver me;
    save me because of your unfailing love.(I)
Among the dead no one proclaims your name.
    Who praises you from the grave?(J)

I am worn out(K) from my groaning.(L)

All night long I flood my bed with weeping(M)
    and drench my couch with tears.(N)
My eyes grow weak(O) with sorrow;
    they fail because of all my foes.

Away from me,(P) all you who do evil,(Q)
    for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;(R)
    the Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish;(S)
    they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.(T)


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

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