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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

Psalms 6:1-10

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

  • A request for favor

    • The dead do not praise God (5)

    • God hears requests for favor (9)

To the director; to be accompanied with stringed instruments tuned to Shemʹi·nith.* A melody of David. 6  O Jehovah, do not reprove me in your anger, And do not correct me in your rage.+   Show me favor,* O Jehovah, for I am growing weak. Heal me, O Jehovah,+ for my bones are shaking.   Yes, I am* greatly disturbed,+ And I ask you, O Jehovah—how long will it be?+   Return, O Jehovah, and rescue me;*+ Save me for the sake of your loyal love.+   For in death there is no mention* of you; In the Grave,* who will praise you?+   I have grown weary with my sighing;+ All night long I soak my bed with tears;* I flood my couch with weeping.+   My eye is weak from my grief;+ It has dimmed* because of all those harassing me.   Get away from me, all you who behave wickedly, For Jehovah will hear the sound of my weeping.+   Jehovah will hear my request for favor;+ Jehovah will accept my prayer. 10  All my enemies will be put to shame and dismayed; They will fall back in sudden disgrace.+

Footnotes

Or “mercy.”
Or “my soul is.”
Or “my soul.”
Or “remembrance.”
Or “Sheol,” that is, the common grave of mankind. See Glossary.
Lit., “make my bed swim.”
Or “grown old.”