New American Standard Bible

Psalm 6

Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble.

For the choir director; with stringed instruments, [a]upon an eight-string lyre. A Psalm of David.

1O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor chasten me in Your wrath.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am pining away;
Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are dismayed.
And my soul is greatly dismayed;
But You, O Lord—how long?

Return, O Lord, rescue my [b]soul;
Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
For there is no [c]mention of You in death;
In [d]Sheol who will give You thanks?

I am weary with my sighing;
Every night I make my bed swim,
I dissolve my couch with my tears.
My eye has wasted away with grief;
It has become old because of all my adversaries.

Depart from me, all you who do iniquity,
For the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
The Lord has heard my supplication,
The Lord receives my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be ashamed and greatly dismayed;
They shall [e]turn back, they will suddenly be ashamed.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 6:1 Or according to a lower octave (Heb Sheminith)
  2. Psalm 6:4 Or life
  3. Psalm 6:5 Or remembrance
  4. Psalm 6:5 I.e. the nether world
  5. Psalm 6:10 Or again be ashamed suddenly

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 6

Psalm 6

For the director of music. According to sheminith. A psalm of David to be played on stringed instruments.

Lord, don’t correct me when you are angry.
    Don’t punish me when you are very angry.
Lord, have mercy on me. I’m so weak.
    Lord, heal me. My body is full of pain.
My soul is very troubled.
    Lord, how long will it be until you save me?

Lord, turn to me and help me.
    Save me. Your love never fails.
Dead people can’t call out your name.
    How can they praise you when they are in the grave?

My groaning has worn me out.
    All night long my tears flood my bed.
    My bed is wet because of my crying.
I’m so sad I can’t see very well.
    My eyesight gets worse because of all my enemies.

Get away from me, all you who do evil.
    The Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for his mercy.
    The Lord accepts my prayer.
10 All my enemies will be covered with shame and trouble.
    They will turn back in shame. It will happen suddenly.