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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
Psalms 6

 

 

Verses 1-10

Psalm 6

Psalm 6:1 (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.

Psalm 6:2 Have mercy upon me, O LORD for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

Psalm 6:2 — "for I am weak" - Comments- When we clearly sin, there is a feeling of weakness that overwhelms us. We know better than to sin, but we decided to yield to temptation anyway. In this yielding, we realize just how weak we are in the presence of a mighty God. Paul explained to the Corinthians that when they sinned, they became weak ( 1 Corinthians 11:30).

1 Corinthians 11:30, "For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep."

Psalm 6:2 — "for my bones are vexed" - Comments- Bones represent the measure of a person"s health and spiritual vitality. Note:

Proverbs 3:8, "It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."

Proverbs 12:4, "A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones."

Proverbs 14:30, "A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones."

Proverbs 15:30, "The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat."

Proverbs 16:24, "Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones."

Proverbs 17:22, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones."

Psalm 6:3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

Psalm 6:3 — "My soul is also sore vexed" - Comments- Jesus uses this phrase as He considers the distress of the upcoming crucifixion ( John 12:27).

John 12:27, "Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour."

Psalm 6:4 Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies" sake.

Psalm 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

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

Psalm 6:7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

Psalm 6:8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

Psalm 6:9 The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

Psalm 6:10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

 


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on Psalms 6:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/psalms-6.html. 2013.

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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
the Second Week of Advent
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