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Ketuvim - Writings

Psalms

Chapter 6

1 For the Leader; with string-music; on the Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
2 O HaShem, rebuke me not in Thine anger, neither chasten me in Thy wrath.
3 Be gracious unto me, O HaShem, for I languish away; heal me, O HaShem, for my bones are affrighted.
4 My soul also is sore affrighted; and Thou, O HaShem, how long?
5 Return, O HaShem, deliver my soul; save me for Thy mercy's sake.
6 For in death there is no remembrance of Thee; in the nether-world who will give Thee thanks?
7 I am weary with my groaning; every night make I my bed to swim; I melt away my couch with my tears.
8 Mine eye is dimmed because of vexation; it waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
9 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for HaShem hath heard the voice of my weeping.
10 HaShem hath heard my supplication; HaShem receiveth my prayer.
11 All mine enemies shall be ashamed and sore affrighted; they shall turn back, they shall be ashamed suddenly.
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