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Psalm 6 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:1 - [fn]For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith.[fn] A psalm of David. LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:2 - Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:3 - My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:4 - Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:5 - Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:6 - I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:7 - My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:8 - Away from me, all you who do evil, for the LORD has heard my weeping.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:9 - The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:10 - All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 6:1-10 is numbered 6:2-11.
Title: Probably a musical term

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