"The arrows of the Almighty are within me, the poison whereof drinketh up my spirit." You kept my eyes … So that as the priests used to swim in the molten sea, that they might be pure and clean, against they performed the holy rites and services of the temple, in like manner the princely prophet washes his bed, yea, he swims in his bed, or rather he causes his bed to swim in tears, as in a sea of grief and penitent sorrow for his sin. And we have David expressing more confidence in verse 6. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The place of his sin is the place of his repentance, and so it should be; yea, when we behold the place where we have offended, we should be pricked in the heart, and there again crave him pardon. However, he prays, as always, “Have mercy upon me, O Lord” (verse 2). We Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. “Psalm 6”: “Rebuke me not in thine anger” (verse 1), indicates that David is conscious of deserving rebuke. Whole Psalm. There may be times when we believe we are chastened by God’s hand when really, we suffer trouble brought upon oursel… These men wanted to hurt David. They said, "God will not save David". I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. David likewise, who before had erred and strayed like a lost sheep making here his bed a washing place, by so much the less is barren in obedience, by how much the more he is fruitful in repentance. Psalm 6:6 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 6:6, NIV: "I am worn out from my groaning.All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears." To the chief Musician with stringed instruments upon Sheminith, A Psalm of David. # 6:TITLE Hebrew with stringed instruments; according to the sheminith. 1 O Lord , don’t rebuke me in your anger In this inward distress we find our strength decay and melt, even as wax before the fire; for sorrow darkeneth the spirits, obscures the judgment, blinds the memory, as to all pleasant things, and beclouds the lucid part of the mind, causing the lamp of life to burn weakly. Of David. * Tradition has handed down the two sections of the Psalm (Ps 27:1–6; 7–14) as one Psalm, though each part could be understood as complete in itself. For so Jacob's sheep, having conceived at the watering troughs, brought forth strong and party coloured lambs. Hence, the word comes to denote a portion of land that is "measured out" (or that is "surveyed off") to anyone - his possession or property; and hence, the word refers to the condition in life. Having received a positive response to his prayer, the psalmist then confronts his enemies and describes how th forgets it! David asks God to come back because: Long ago people believed in Sheol. Hosea 6:6(NASB) Verse Thoughts. The whole Psalm is an invitation unto praising of God. "my body is ill". Verse 6. Compare also Isaiah 52:13–53:6, where the prophet describes the crucifixion in the past tense despite the fact that it will not happen for over 700 years from the time this was written. Verse 6-7. One day God answered David. The Psalm gives its author as King David. He cries until ... Verses 8 – 10: ... God answers him! Long weakness of body makes the soul more susceptible of trouble, and uneasy thoughts. This latter meaning would be reinforced with the last line of Psalm 96:9, “Tremble before Him, all the earth.” In other words, if we got just a glimpse of how great God is in His glory, strength, and holiness, we would quickly join Isaiah on our faces, exclaiming (Isa. My bed. In verse 2, he speaks of mourning. pray the words of Psalm 6. illness last?" ( Psalms 6:1-2 ; and the reasons given, Psalms 6:5-6 .) All rights reserved. He was ill in body and in mind. He has groaned till his throat was hoarse; he had cried for mercy till prayer became a labour. Others are indeed sad, expressing the inevitable sorrow faced in human life. There is no soundness in my flesh, because of thine anger, says David. Psalm 6 Explained. Psalm 26 Meaning v6. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. The place of his sin is the place of his repentance, and so it should be; yea, when we behold the place where we have offended, we should be pricked in the heart, and there again crave him pardon. “Psalm 6”: “Rebuke me not in thine anger” (verse 1), indicates that David is conscious of deserving rebuke. God loves us. would always live with God. He had believed that he The answer is easy; the diverse persons with whom he hath to do occasions the same. Psalm 45:7; Psalm 92:10; Psalm 133:2; Amos 6:6; Luke 7:46). Timothy Rogers on Trouble of Mind. Verse 6. Heb. It was a place under the And he asks himself why he’s cast down and disquieted. By making the bed to swim is meant, with weeping, which is of the mouth, because it is spoken of groaning; but to soak the couch, which yet is a similar thing, is spoken of tears. This is what "how long?" Therefore, whatsoever aspersion the sin of the day has brought upon us, let the tears of the night wash away. back". My bed. In Psalm 16:10 ground. who hast set thy glory above the heavens.. 2 Out of the mouth of a babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.. 3 When I a consider thy b heavens, the c work of thy fingers, the d moon … Therefore, he called out to God to lighten the chastisement. This appears to be why the writer of Hebrews gives the 8th Psalm a messianic application (cf. One night God will answer us as he answered David. It should be. Solomon's father maketh a water of his tears, a caldron of his bed, an altar of his heart, a sacrifice, not of the flesh of unreasonable beasts, but of his own body, a living sacrifice, which is his reasonable serving of God. One day you will hear his answer. However, he prays, as always, “Have mercy upon me, O Lord” (verse 2). We think that God has left us. Verse 6. A merry heart doth good, like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones. 2:6-8). In the ancient East, a thoughtful host would welcome an honored guest into the protection of his home by pouring some oil on his head (cf. They were probably telling David that God would not answer. David was a man often exercised with sickness and the rage of enemies; and in all the instances almost that we meet with him in the Psalms, we may observe that the outward occasions of trouble brought him under an apprehension of the wrath of God for his sin. He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes." thought that God had left him. "My bones are pierced in me, in the night seasons, and my sinews take no rest; by the great force of my disease is my garment changed. (Psalm 6:6.) "Examine your hearts upon your beds, and convert unto the Lord;" and whereas ye have stretched forth yourselves upon your bed to devise evil things, repent there and make them sanctuaries to God. Psalm 6:6, KJV: "I am weary with … Verse 6. Saint's tears in quality, abundance, influence, assuagement, and final end. Yea, they must groan, being burdened, or they will never shout in the day of deliverance. In God was really with us all the time. But now he is sobbing, sighing, and weeping as a child! In this troubled condition the person cannot be without a countenance that is pale, and wan, and dejected, like one that is seized with strong fear and consternation; all his motions are sluggish, and no sprightliness nor activity remains. He thought that God would not give him help. Psalm 6. In Solomon's temple stood the caldrons of brass, to wash the flesh of those beasts which were to be sacrificed on the altar. Many of the psalms are songs of joy and thanksgiving. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted. Verse 6. This glory and honour is seen in two particulars. Let us water our bed every night with our tears. Psalm 6#sn Psalm 6. Many times indeed the trouble of the soul does begin from the weakness and indisposition of the body. It may seem a marvellous change in David, being a man of such magnitude of mind, to be thus dejected and cast down. Psalm 6 is the 6th psalm from the Book of Psalms. 6:5), “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Do not rebuke me in Your anger: We don’t know what the occasion of this song was, but because of his sin David sensed he was under the rebukeof God. Sorrow of heart contracts the natural spirits, making all their motions slow and feeble; and the poor afflicted body does usually decline and waste away; and, therefore, saith Heman, "My soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave." People went there when they died. 1 O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! too will say, "The LORD heard me!" We could not see him through our tears. Here, David is so sad that he I caused my bed to swim. Proud member The Book of Psalms (/ s ɑː m z / or / s ɔː (l) m z / SAW(L)MZ; Hebrew: תְּהִלִּים ‎, Tehillim, "praises"), commonly referred to simply as Psalms, the Psalter or "the Psalms", is the first book of the Ketuvim ("Writings"), the third section of the Hebrew Bible, and thus a book of the Christian Old Testament. Archibald Symson. This made David so sad that he forgot what he believed. As little brooks lose themselves in a great river, and change their name and nature, it most frequently happens that when our pain is long and sharp, and helpless and unavoidable, we begin to question the sincerity of our estate toward God, though at its first assault we had few doubts or fears about it. Said Rabbi Johanan: In the future the Holy One, blessed be He, will judge the wicked of the nations of the world and sentence them to Gehinnom. David does not say that he is ill For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength … Psalm 8:2 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Psalm 8:2, NIV: "Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger." 7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies. He cries so much his bed is like a boat on water. enemies to go away. tears! The title is derived from the Greek … Verse 6. "For how long?" 1. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Sanctify by your tears every place which ye have polluted by sin. 6:6-7 The psalmist describes his physical and emotional trauma caused by his "adversaries" (BDB 865, KB 1058, Qal participle, "those who show hostility"). In restoring it out of a sad and broken condition (Ps 147:2-3). Verse 6. But David continued to pray, "LORD come What … The miseries of the depressed are both … We too will say, "The LORD heard me!" In verse 2 "my bones are afraid", probably means 1. Which he had presented to him, Psalm 6:1; in which he deprecates his anger and hot displeasure; entreats his free favour, grace, and mercy; desires healing for soul or body, or both; prays a return of his gracious presence; and deliverance and salvation out of all his troubles, from all his enemies, and from death itself. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. Thomas Adams. The psalmist begs the Lord to withdraw his anger and spare his life. Verses 1 – 3: David is praying, "How long will my Hosea was one of many prophets that warned the nation of Israel against unfaithfulness to the God of their fathers. God made David feel much better. probably means "my mind is ill". Verse 6. Long affliction, without any prospect of remedy, does, in process of time, begin to distress the soul itself. Sin is like a stinking candle newly put out, it is soon lighted again. The whole drift of the Psalm is to praise and glorify God for the dignity wherewith Fie hath invested man. A maskil. When men and beasts are his opposites, then he is more than a conqueror; but when he hath to do with God against whom he sinned, then he is less than nothing. The next sentence, we think, is not accurately translated. If you think that God has left you, the words of Psalm 6. Psalm 6:6-7 King James Version (KJV). thinks that God has left him. David's supposed intention in writing the psalm was that it would be for anyone suffering from sickness or distress or for the state of the Kingdom of Israel while suffering through oppression. Song of Solomon 4:2 . In verse 3 "myself am very frightened" Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. They did this in Psalm 3:2. May not our forebodings of future woe become arguments which faith may urge when seeking present mercy? We do not believe, as some allege, that the author took the original reference out of context and gave it a meaning … Salem Media Group. I am worn out from my groaning. It may receive a wound, but like a dog it will easily lick itself whole; a little forbearance multiplies it like Hydra's heads. Psalm 6:3 tells us David asked, This publication is The miseries of the depressed are both physical and psychological, and often the description of the two conditions is interwoven (verse … If you have done wrong then turn away from your sin. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. He cried out for repentance, from the priests and people alike, and called for the entire royal household, to turn from their wicked ways, repent of their spiritual adultery, and … As Adam sinned in the garden, and Christ sweat bloody tears in the garden. The meaning of the words as they stand in the Psalm. Verses 4 – 7: God does not answer immediately. But O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure. Of Asaph. You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet, If we have not rivers of waters to pour forth with David, neither fountains flowing with Mary Magdalene, nor as Jeremy, desire to have a fountain in our head to weep day and night, nor with Peter weep bitterly; yet if we lament that we cannot lament, and mourn that we cannot mourn: yea, if we have the smallest sobs of sorrow and tears of compunction, if they be true and not counterfeit, they will make us acceptable to God; for as the woman with the bloody issue that touched the hem of Christ's garment, was no less welcome to Christ than Thomas, who put his fingers in the print of the nails; so, God looketh not at the quantity, but the sincerity of our repentance. Do not only blow upon it with intermissive blasts, for then like fire, it will resurge and flame the more. when King Saul tried to kill David (1 Samuel 19:18). Asserting boundless hope that God will bring rescue ( Ps 27:1 – 3 ), the psalmist longs for the presence of God in the Temple, protection from all enemies ( Ps 27:4 – 6 ). 1. weary with sighing (BDB 58) 2. bed wet with tears (hyperbole) NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: PSALM 6:8-10 8 Depart from me, all you who do iniquity, For the Lord has … God did answer David! I fainted in my mourning. I water my couch with my tears. Or why he’s depressed and upset. So David And let us seek Christ Jesus on our own bed, with the spouse in the Canticles, who saith, "By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth." What is the meaning of “they shall return and be ashamed” a second time? / All night long I flood my bed with weeping / and drench my couch with tears. The word (h) … [ad_1] Exegesis Research Paper Part 1 (Psalm 1:1-6) Submitted to Dr. James Wood, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion of RTCH 500-B25 Research, Writing, and Ministry Preparation by Carlos R. Miller 09/12/2018 Introduction Psalm 1, as its name implies its position within the book of Psalms, in … praise in Psalm 22 (with the turning point occurring in v. 21). 2. Now the Hebrew word here used signifies properly, to cause to swim, which is more than simply to wash. And thus the Geneva translation readeth it, I cause my bed every night to swim. They probably told David that God would not But God did listen. i. (Sin David says he will live with God when he dies. Arguments therein are drawn, First, from God's general goodness to the world (Ps 147:4,8-9,16-18): Secondly, from his special mercy to his Church. In verse 5, he talks to his own soul – to himself, really. Job 16:16 30:17-19. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. Then David tells his time. A psalm. Prevailed he not against Goliath, against the lion and the bear, through fortitude and magnanimity? Not only I wash, but also I water. It floats on his of One night God will answer us as he answered David. If you have not done wrong ask God to make you strong. (Look at the notes at the Exposition - Explanatory Notes and Quaint Sayings Hints to the Village Preacher - Works Upon This Psalm We have now reached the majestic Covenant Psalm, which, according to the Jewish arrangement closes the third book of the Psalms.It is the utterance of a believer, in presence of great national disaster, pleading with his … Psalm 6:3 tells us David asked, "For how long?" He to make God angry. 2. Thomas Playfere, 1604. Psalm 6:6 says that David cried every night. God has not gone. God's people may groan, but they may not grumble. Sometimes we feel as David felt. In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. We could not see him through our tears. Samuel is a book in the Bible. Psalm 8:2, ESV: "Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the … He does not want this God was really with us all the Psalm 6:6–7 expresses a deeply felt grief: “I am worn out from my groaning. God is not angry with us. Psalm 6 David was very lonely and not happy. because he has done wrong. Psalm 77 - For the director of music. All his griefs running into this most terrible thought, that God was his enemy. Psalm 6 - NIV: LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. means. God written in EasyEnglish Level A (1200 words). The Psalmist gives a fearful description of his long agony: I am weary with my groaning. Absalom was a son of David. Psalm 6:6, ESV: "I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping." Job 6:4 . 6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. David then told the bad men to go away. listen to him. For Jeduthun. I remembered you, God, and I groaned; I meditated, and my spirit grew faint. This refreshed and soothed a weary traveler. is breaking God's rules.) It was a dark place. God was not angry with David. 1. So, in Psalm 43, the psalmist speaks to us about being depressed or cast down. Because they will complain to Him, He will take them back and again show them their records, and He returns … When bad things happen to you pray God is not angry with us. The meaning here is, that in running out such a survey, "his" inheritance had been fixed in a pleasant and desirable part of the land. We think that God has left us. Hence come those frequent complaints in Scripture: My moisture is turned into the drought of the summer: I am like a bottle in the smoke; my soul cleaveth unto the dust: my face is foul with weeping, and on my eyelid is the shadow of death. Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit. 6 I [will wash mine hands in innocency/maintain a pure liftesyle]: so will I [compass/go about/appear before] thine altar, O LORD: Psalm 43 Meaning The Psalmist is Depressed. I water my couch with tears. I shall make my bed to swim every night (when nature needs rest, and when I am most alone with my God). As Adam sinned in the garden, and Christ sweat bloody tears in the garden. loves us. Soul trouble is attended usually with great pain of body too, and so a man is wounded and distressed in every part. These passages are adduced, that it may also be known from them that two similar expressions in the Word, especially the prophetical, are … a. The key of the interpretation of this Psalm is to be sought in the words, “Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings,” etc. Ask God to forgive you. ... Showers be better than dews, yet it is sufficient if God at least hath bedewed our hearts, and hath given us some sign of a penitent heart. For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be accompanied by an eight-stringed instrument. Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony. That is to say, my grief is fearful even now, but if God do not soon save me, it will not stay of itself, but will increase, until my tears will be so many, that my bed itself shall swim. 2. A description rather of what he feared would be, than of what had actually taken place. The faithful sheep of the great Shepherd go up from the washing place, every one bringeth forth twins, and none barren among them. Psalm 6:6 says that David cried every night. ends of Psalms 1 and 5.)
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