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1 (To the chief Musician on Neginoth upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David.) O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.


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Psalms Chapter 6 Bible commentary...

The psalmist deprecates God's wrath, and begs for the return of his favour. (1-7) He assures himself of an answer of peace. (8-10)

1-7 These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled, of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions, sent to awaken conscience and mortify corruption. Sickness brought sin to his remembrance, and he looked upon it as a token of God's displeasure against him. The affliction of his body will be tolerable, if he has comfort in his soul. Christ's sorest complaint, in his sufferings, was of the trouble of his soul, and the want of his Father's smiles. Every page of Scripture proclaims the fact, that salvation is only of the Lord. Man is a sinner, his case can only be reached by mercy; and never is mercy more illustrious than in restoring backsliders. With good reason we may pray, that if it be the will of God, and he has any further work for us or our friends to do in this world, he will yet spare us or them to serve him. To depart and be with Christ is happiest for the saints; but for them to abide in the flesh is more profitable for the church.

8-10 What a sudden change is here! Having made his request known to God, the psalmist is confident that his sorrow will be turned into joy. By the workings of God's grace upon his heart, he knew his prayer was accepted, and did not doubt but it would, in due time, be answered. His prayers will be accepted, coming up out of the hands of Christ the Mediator. The word signifies prayer made to God, the righteous Judge, as the God of his righteousness, who would plead his cause, and right his wrongs. A believer, through the blood and righteousness of Christ, can go to God as a righteous God, and plead with him for pardon and cleansing, who is just and faithful to grant both. He prays for the conversion of his enemies, or foretells their ruin.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.


Recent Comments for Psalms Chapter 6...


Patricia's Psalms Chapter 6 comment on 1/18/2015, 8:57am...

Lord, continue to keep me on the right path as I live. Pray for me.


Dymo C's Psalms Chapter 6 comment on 12/13/2014, 3:30am...

To me this verse is asking God to save us from ourselves. David is asking God to forgive him for the things he has done and is asking not to be caught in the consequence of God 's anger and his wrath. David is acknowledging that we are weak without the lord therefore our body, mind and soul is cursed. Come back to us Lord and deliver our souls and have mercy on us for OUR sake. When we die there will be no more time to give praises to God, so then who will we give praises too. Its a must to live everyday giving the upmost praise to God. David is speaking of constantly crying because of the constant grief that has consumed his understanding of the Lord because he has strayed away from him many times. In my opinion, David is speaking as the enemy is his ownself and he is asking God to save him from himself so that he can be saved and heal through the mercy and grace of the Lord. Sometimes the enemies that are spoken of int he bible are referrred to the enemies inside of your own self. These enemies can be bad spirits or bad habits that a person possess that are not of the Lords ways. David is asking the Lord to hear his prayers and that these enemies be released from him immediately.


Geraldine cole's Psalms Chapter 6 comment on 11/24/2014, 7:16am...

To Veronica 's I do no no what you are going threw I notice u wrote the same thing three times I just want to say to u Jesus Love U and he is there for u if u have the holy spirit pray in the spirit The Lord wants us to help one another and if u need a friend to talk to u can send me your email and I will email u I fell your pain The lord will delivery U don 't worry give it to God and leave if there Again when u belong to God U have nothing to worry about don 't let people stress u out somethings u cannot do any thing about things that happen in your life u have to walk away from somethings and don 't look back praise God Sister in Christ Jesus


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