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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Psalms 6

Verse 1

LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 2

Have mercy = Be gracious, or show favour to.

Verse 3

My soul = I. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

sore vexed = troubled. Same as John 12:27 . Compare Psalms 42:5 , Psalms 42:6 .

how long? = until when? Figure of speech Erotesis; and, before and after these words, the Figure of speech Aposiopesis. App-6 .

Verse 4

mercies = mercy's. Hebrew lovingkindness.

Verse 5

no remembrance. See Psalms 30:9 ; Psalms 88:10-12 ; Psalms 115:17 ; Psalms 118:17 . Isaiah 38:18 , Isaiah 38:19 . Ecclesiastes 9:10 .

the grave. Hebrew Sheol. App-35 .

Verse 7

consumed = wasted.

enemies = adversaries.

Verse 8

Depart, &c. Figure of speech Apostrophe. App-6 .

iniquity. Hebrew. 'aven. App-44 .

heard . . .

Verse 9

receive. Figure of speech Synonymia. App-6 .

Title. Shiggaion = a loud cry in danger or joy, from sha'ag, always rendered "roar". Occurs twenty-one times. Both meanings are seen in this Psalm, and Habakkuk 3:1 (plural "set to" = concerning), the only two occurrences. See App-65 .

words = matters, or business.

Cush. Who it was is not known: an evidence of genuineness.

the = a.

Benjamite. Hence probably an adherent or servant of Saul, and therefore long before Shimei and Absalom.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Psalms 6". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.