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Psalm 6

Do Not Rebuke Me in Your Anger


For the choir director. With stringed instruments.
According to sheminith.[a] A psalm by David.

Anxious Prayer

Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger.
Do not discipline me in your wrath.
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am fading away.
Heal me, Lord, for my bones are trembling,
and my soul is terrified.
But you, O Lord—how long?

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  1. Psalm 6:1 Sheminith seems to be derived from the Hebrew word for eight. It may refer to an eight-stringed instrument, to the bass voice, to low-pitched stringed instruments, or, most likely, to a method for tuning a stringed instrument (1 Chronicles 15:21).

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