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   The Book of Psalms.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Book I
 
VI
 
Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble
 
 
For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set to the 1 Sheminith. A Psalm of David.
 
 
[1]  O JEHOVAH, rebuke me not in thine anger,
Neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
[2]  Have mercy upon me, O Jehovah; for I am withered away:
O Jehovah, heal me; for my bones are troubled.
[3]  My soul also is sore troubled:
And thou, O Jehovah, how long?
[4]  Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul:
Save me for thy lovingkindness’ sake.
[5]  For in death there is no remembrance of thee:
In Sheol who shall give thee thanks?
[6]  I am weary with my groaning;
Every night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.
[7]  Mine eye wasteth away because of grief;
It waxeth old because of all mine adversaries.
[8]  Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity;
For Jehovah hath heard the voice of my weeping.
[9]  Jehovah hath heard my supplication;
Jehovah will receive my prayer.
[10]  All mine enemies shall be put to shame and sore troubled:
They shall turn back, they shall be put to shame suddenly.
 
Note 1. Or, the eighth. [back]
 

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