THE *BOOK OF
Psalm 6 ©
David, being very sick, presents his misery before God, and prays fervently for mercy and recovery; and being assured of a gracious hearing, triumphs over all his wicked enemies.
To the chief 1Musician on Neginoth upon 2Sheminith, A Psalm of David.
O LORD, rebukea me not in thine anger, neither 3chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am 4weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, 5how long?
6Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
For in death there is 7no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
I am weary with my groaning; 8all the night make I my bed to 9swim; I water my couch with my tears.
Mine eye is 10consumed because of grief; it 11waxeth old because of all mine 12enemies.
13Departb from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed 14suddenly.