Crying Out with David in the Psalms.

Psalm 6

For the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, upon the eight-stringed lyre. A Psalm by David.

1 Yahweh, don’t rebuke me in your anger,
                neither discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, Yahweh, for I am faint.
                Yahweh, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
3 My soul is also in great anguish.
                But you, Yahweh—how long?
4 Return, Yahweh. Deliver my soul,
                and save me for your loving kindness’ sake.

King David by Peter Paul Rubens.
King David by Peter Paul Rubens.

5 For in death there is no memory of you.
In Sheol, who shall give you thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning.
                Every night I flood my bed.
                I drench my couch with my tears.
7 My eye wastes away because of grief.
It grows old because of all my adversaries.
8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity,1In my case, these are primarily internal.
for Yahweh has heard the voice of my weeping.
9 Yahweh has heard my supplication.
Yahweh accepts my prayer.
10 May all my enemies be ashamed and dismayed.
They shall turn back, they shall be disgraced suddenly.2Sin, Death, Hell – You are my enemies.

Footnotes

1 In my case, these are primarily internal.
2 Sin, Death, Hell – You are my enemies.

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