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Psalm 6 The Voice (VOICE)

Psalm 6

For the worship leader. A song of David accompanied by the lyre.[a]

O Eternal One, don’t punish me in Your anger
    or harshly correct me.
Show me grace, Eternal God. I am completely undone.
    Bring me back together, Eternal One. Mend my shattered bones.
My soul is drowning in darkness.
    How long can You, the Eternal, let things go on like this?

Come back, Eternal One, and lead me to Your saving light.
    Rescue me because I know You are truly compassionate.
I’m alive for a reason—I can’t worship You if I’m dead.
    If I’m six feet under, how can I thank You?

I’m exhausted. I cannot even speak, my voice fading as sighs.
    Every day ends in the same place—lying in bed, covered in tears,
    my pillow wet with sorrow.
My eyes burn, devoured with grief;
    they grow weak as I constantly watch for my enemies.

All who are evil, stay away from me
    because the Eternal hears my voice, listens as I cry.
The Eternal God hears my simple prayers;
    He receives my request.
10 All who seek to destroy me will be humiliated;
    they will turn away and suddenly crumble in shame.


  1. 6:title Hebrew, sheminith, perhaps an eight-stringed instrument from a root meaning “eight”
The Voice (VOICE)

The Voice Bible Copyright © 2012 Thomas Nelson, Inc. The Voice™ translation © 2012 Ecclesia Bible Society All rights reserved.

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