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Psalms 6

Introduction

1David's complaint in his sickness.
8He triumphs over his enemies.

Verse 1

O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
A. M. 2970. B.C. 1034. (Title.) Neginoth
4:1; *title
Sheminith
or, the eighth.
12:1; *title; 1 Chronicles 15:21; *marg:
rebuke
2:5; 38:1; Isaiah 54:9; 57:16; Jeremiah 10:24; 46:28; 1 Corinthians 11:31,32
Reciprocal: Exodus 11:8 - a great anger;  Judges 3:8 - was hot;  Job 10:2 - Do not;  Job 33:26 - pray;  Psalm 4:1 - Neginoth;  Psalm 31:9 - my soul;  Psalm 119:107 - afflicted;  Isaiah 27:8 - measure;  Isaiah 64:9 - wroth;  Jeremiah 30:11 - but I;  Habakkuk 3:2 - in wrath;  Habakkuk 3:19 - stringed instruments;  Matthew 5:4 - General2 Corinthians 7:7 - mourning;  Hebrews 12:5 - nor faint;  Revelation 3:19 - many

Verse 2

Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
for I
38:7; 41:3; 103:13-17
O Lord, heal
30:2; Genesis 20:17; Exodus 15:26; Numbers 12:13; Deuteronomy 32:39; Job 5:18; Jeremiah 17:14; Hosea 6:1; Matthew 4:24
my
32:3; 38:3; 51:8; Job 19:21; 33:19-21
Reciprocal: Job 30:17 - My bones;  Psalm 31:9 - my soul;  Psalm 41:4 - heal;  Psalm 77:2 - my;  Psalm 102:4 - heart;  Habakkuk 3:2 - in wrath;  Matthew 9:12 - They that be whole;  Matthew 15:22 - Have;  Luke 13:11 - a spirit;  John 12:40 - heal;  Hebrews 12:5 - nor faint

Verse 3

My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?
My
22:14; 31:9,10; 38:8; 42:5,11; 77:2,3; Proverbs 18:14; Matthew 26:38
how
13:1,2; 77:7; 90:13; Luke 18:7
Reciprocal: Job 7:19 - How long;  Job 19:2 - vex;  Psalm 35:17 - how;  Psalm 51:8 - bones;  Psalm 55:4 - My;  Psalm 102:4 - heart;  Jeremiah 15:18 - my pain;  Romans 8:26 - with

Verse 4

Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
Return
80:14; 90:13; Malachi 3:7
deliver
17:13; 22:20; 86:13; 116:4,8; 120:2; 121:7; Isaiah 38:17
for
25:7; 69:13; 79:8,9; Daniel 9:18; Ephesians 1:6; 2:7,8
Reciprocal: Psalm 12:1 - Help;  Psalm 31:16 - save;  Isaiah 38:11 - GeneralJeremiah 17:14 - Heal

Verse 5

For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
For
30:9; 88:10-12; 115:17; 118:17; Isaiah 38:18,19
in the
Ecclesiastes 9:10; John 9:4
Reciprocal: Genesis 47:29 - must die;  Ecclesiastes 9:5 - the dead;  Isaiah 38:11 - General

Verse 6

I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
I am
38:9; 69:3; 77:2-9; 88:9; 102:3-5; 143:4-7; Job 7:3; 10:1; 23:2
all the
or, every. I water.
39:12; 42:3; Job 16:20; Jeremiah 14:17; Lamentations 1:2,16; 2:11,18,19; 3:48-50; Luke 7:38
Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 7:6 - drew water;  2 Kings 20:3 - wept sore;  Job 7:4 - When;  Job 7:13 - My bed;  Job 16:7 - he hath;  Job 16:16 - face;  Psalm 30:5 - weeping;  Psalm 38:6 - mourning;  Psalm 38:17 - sorrow;  Psalm 77:4 - holdest;  Psalm 102:5 - the voice;  Ecclesiastes 2:23 - his heart;  Song of Solomon 3:1 - night;  Luke 6:21 - ye that weep;  Romans 7:24 - wretched

Verse 7

Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
Mine
31:9,10; 38:10; 88:9; Job 17:7; Lamentations 5:17
it waxeth
32:3
Reciprocal: Job 16:7 - he hath;  Job 16:16 - face;  Ecclesiastes 2:23 - his heart;  Lamentations 2:11 - eyes

Verse 8

Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.
Depart
119:115; 139:19; Matthew 7:23; 25:41; Luke 13:27
for
3:4; 56:8; 116:8; 145:18; Isaiah 30:19; 38:3,5; Hebrews 5:7
Reciprocal: Psalm 101:4 - know;  Psalm 102:5 - the voice;  Lamentations 3:56 - hast;  Hebrews 11:34 - out of

Verse 9

The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.
hath heard
3:4; 31:22; 40:1,2; 66:19,20; 118:5; 120:1; 138:3; Jonah 2:2,7; 2 Corinthians 12:8-10
will receive
116:1,2; 2 Corinthians 1:10,11
Reciprocal: Lamentations 3:56 - hast;  Romans 8:26 - with;  Ephesians 6:18 - Praying

Verse 10

Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.
Let all
5:10; 7:6; 25:3; 35:26; 40:14,15; 71:13; 83:16,17; 86:17; 109:28,29; 112:10; 132:18; Isaiah 26:11; Jeremiah 20:11
sore
2:5; 21:8,9
return
Job 6:29; Malachi 3:18
and be
Proverbs 29:1; 1 Thessalonians 5:3 Reciprocal: Psalm 31:17 - wicked;  Psalm 70:2 - Let

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-6.html.