Psalm 6

For the End, a Psalm of David among the Hymns for the eighth.

1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thy wrath, neither chasten me in thine anger. 2 Pity me, O Lord; for I am weak: heal me, O Lord; for my bones are vexed. 3 My soul also is grievously vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long? 4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: save me for thy mercy's sake. 5 For in death no man remembers thee: and who will give thee thanks in Hades? 6 1I am wearied with my groaning; I shall wash my bed every night; I shall water my couch with tears. 7 Mine eye is troubled because of my wrath; I am worn out because of all my enemies.

8 Depart from me, all ye that work iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The Lord has hearkened to my petition; the Lord has accepted my prayer. 10 Let all mine enemies be put to shame and sore troubled: let them be turned back and grievously put to shame speedily.

Psalm 7

A Psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord because of the words of Chusi the 2Benjamite.

1 O Lord my God, in thee have I trusted: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me. 2 Lest at any time the enemy seize my soul as a lion, while there is none to ransom, nor to save.

3 O Lord my God, if I have done this; (if there is unrighteousness in my hands;) 4 if I have requited with evil those who requited me with good; may I then perish empty by means of my enemies. 5 Let the enemy persecute my soul, an take it; and let him trample my life on the ground, and lay my glory in the dust. Pause.

6 Arise, O Lord, in thy wrath; be exalted 3in the utmost boundaries of mine enemies: awake, O Lord my God, according to the decree which thou didst command. 7 And the congregation of the nations shall compass thee: and for this cause do thou return on high. 8 The Lord shall judge the nations: judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness, and according to my innocence that is in me. 9 Oh let the wickedness of sinners come to an end; and then thou shalt direct the righteous, O God that searchest the hearts and reins.

10 My help is righteous, coming from God who saves the upright in heart. 11 God is a righteous judge, and strong, and patient, not inflicting vengeance every day. 12 If ye will not repent, he will furbish his sword; he has bent his bow, and made it ready. 13 And on it he has fitted the instruments of death; he has completed his arrows for the 4raging ones.

14 Behold, he has travailed with unrighteousness, he has conceived trouble, and brought forth iniquity. 15 He has opened a pit, and dug it up, and he shall fall into the ditch which he has made. 16 His trouble


shall return on his own head, and his unrighteousness shall come down on his own crown. 17 I will give thanks to the Lord according to his righteousness; I will sing to the name of the Lord most high.

1 Gr. I have laboured.

2 Lit. son of Jemini.

3 Heb. 'because of mine enemies.'

4 See Heb. perhaps 'persecuting ones.'


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