Psalms 6:1-3

For the director of music. With stringed instruments. According to sheminith. A psalm of David.

1 [a][b]LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?

Psalms 6:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
ESV
1 O LORD, rebuke me not in your anger, nor discipline me in your wrath.
NLT
1 O LORD, don’t rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your rage.
MSG
1 Please, God, no more yelling, no more trips to the woodshed.
CSB
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger; do not discipline me in Your wrath.

Psalms 6:1-3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 6:1-3 In-Context

1 LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.
3 My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?
4 Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.
5 Among the dead no one proclaims your name. Who praises you from the grave?
6 I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
7 My eyes grow weak with sorrow; they fail because of all my foes.

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Psalms 2:5; Psalms 38:1
  • 2. Psalms 4:1; Psalms 26:11; Jeremiah 3:12; Jeremiah 12:15; Jeremiah 31:20
  • 3. Psalms 61:2; Psalms 77:3; Psalms 142:3; Isaiah 40:31; Jeremiah 8:18; Ezekiel 21:7
  • 4. S Numbers 12:13; Hosea 6:1
  • 5. Psalms 22:14; Psalms 31:10; Psalms 32:3; Psalms 38:3; Psalms 42:10; Psalms 102:3
  • 6. S Job 7:11; Psalms 31:7; Psalms 38:8; Psalms 55:4; S John 12:27; Romans 9:2; 2 Corinthians 2:4
  • 7. 1 Samuel 1:14; 1 Kings 18:21; Psalms 4:2; Psalms 89:46; Isaiah 6:11; Jeremiah 4:14; Habakkuk 1:2; Zechariah 1:12; Psalms 90:13

Footnotes 2

  • [a]. In Hebrew texts 6:1-10 is numbered 6:2-11.
  • [b]. Title: Probably a musical term
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