Psalms 116:6

“The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Psalms 116:6

The Lord preserueth the simple: I was brought low, and hee helped me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD preserves the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Jehovah preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The Lord keeps the simple; I was made low, and he was my saviour.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah keepeth the simple: I was brought low, and he saved me.
- Darby Bible

The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh preserves the simple. I was brought low, and he saved me.
- World English Bible

A preserver of the simple [is] Jehovah, I was low, and to me He giveth salvation.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The LORD preserveth the simple; I was brought low, and He saved me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Psalms 116:6

Discussion for Psalms 116:6

  • Chris - in Reply on Psalms 116:6
    Cathy, I just respond to your question here only, as you've asked a similar question a couple of times. I can see that this issue is troubling you a lot & it is important. When I read about 'forgiveness' in the Bible, whether of God's forgiveness of us or us forgiving someone else, it speaks of an act of love that demands no further repercussions from us. Just as God Who forgives us of our sins when we come to Him in faith because of Jesus' Sacrifice, God's forgiveness then requires that He no longer remains angry with us & that He no longer holds our many sins as still accountable before Him. In other words, when God forgives, He treats us as clean, innocent of all crimes & fully acceptable to Him into His family.

    But does God forget? He being God, cannot suddenly have the thought of us just having wronged Him, be obliterated from His Mind - that wouldn't make sense. So, His forgiveness will make us not guilty before Him but not release His Mind from knowing that we were & still are sinners. Even of Jesus when He walked on Earth, it was said of Him in John 2:24,25, "But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men; and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man." Many people began to believe in Him because of His miracles, but still He did not "commit Himself to them" (or, He didn't put His trust or confidence in their good words about Him), because He knew the true condition of their hearts.

    In yours & our situation, we are told to forgive one another & so we should, so that we demonstrate a true heart's response to someone else's wrong against us based on the love of Christ in us. But we need to be prudent, knowing that our hearts are prone to doing evil, & so in our forgiveness of someone else, we remain cautious (i.e. we fully accept that person into our hearts but careful if there happens to be signs of a recurrence of such acts against us). We must forgive but we remain cautious, remembering what we all are.
  • Bill on Psalms 116:6
    Psalm 116

    Tell God your problems ! There is none that has his infinite understanding , and mercy !

    Remember to acknowledge the Lord Jesus since it's through his name that we gain an audience with God lord almighty...


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