"Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed." Psalm 6:8 Translation & Meaning. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/psalms-6.html. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. Instead of אתה it is written את, which the Ker says is to be read אתּה, while in three passages (Numbers 11:15; Deuteronomy 5:24; Ezekiel 28:14) אתּ is admitted as masc. In one God receives gifts and in the other God gives gifts — and doesn’t this flip the meaning 180°... and doesn’t doing so constitute a … With noiseless footsteps vengeance nears its victim, and sudden and overwhelming shall be its destroying stroke. O save me, for thou alone, Lord, art able to help in this my time of greatest need. "Commentary on Psalms 6:8". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/psalms-6.html. 1801-1803. ( equals מאמלל), for its characteristic a4 is unchangeable. 1765. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". After bitter wailings over weakness, faith suddenly gains the victory, God hearing his cry, and giving him peace. In this case, the author is David, and he’s reflecting on nature. God's wrath seems as though it would wear him completely away. "Commentary on Psalms 6:8". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". (2.) 8. A Song. Well might Luther say, Oratio est hirudo animae, Prayer is the leech of the soul, that sucks out the venom and swelling thereof. And as music upon the waters soundeth farther and more harmoniously than upon the land, so do prayers joined with tears: Portae lachrymarum ne sint clausae, let not the wounds of godly sorrow be ever so healed up in us but that they may bleed afresh upon every just occasion (R. Obad. 8. Grace and sin are quarrelsome neighbours, and one or the other must go to the wall. Thou madest him to have dominion over the work of thy hands — Didst constitute him lord of the inferior creatures, and invest him with a sovereign dominion over them. The ancient rabbis connected the Hebrew word to another word of similar spelling meaning “inadvertent sin” or “error,” and maintained that God called David to account for what he said in 6:10. There may be a firm confidence of the mind that God is a hearer of prayer now coming to the soul with the freshness of a new conviction of that truth; and there may be, in trouble and sorrow, a sweet calmness and peace breathed through the soul - an assurance that all will be right and well, as if the prayer were heard, and such as there would be if we were assured by direct revelation that it is heard. Pul. A pardoned sinner will hate the sins which cost the Saviour his blood. Light broke in suddenly upon him; his prayer had come up before God, and, in some way, he was assured that it would be answered. “In what way” he had this assurance he does not inform us. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. אמלל is shortened to אמלל (cf. Jehovah is my God; He will receive my prayer; Psalms 6:10. of the Sacred Scrip. 8. 1859. Verse 1-3. REFLECTIONS.—1. "Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity." The same in effect saith David here, "Depart from me," &c. What a word is that to his insulting enemies, Avoid, come out, vanish! "Commentary on Psalms 6:8". Our tears are cries to God. Yet David could not think of his sins, without floods of tears. Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity - It seems that while he was suffering grievously through the disease, his enemies had insulted and mocked him; - upbraided him with his transgressions, not to increase his penitence, but to cast him into despair. "O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure." (Berthier) --- The eye is naturally injured by excessive grief. Hence he enquires: And Thou, O Jahve, how long?! "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". Note this, O believer, and imitate its reasoning. All ye workers of iniquity; all you wicked enemies of mine. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. From the darkness and storm of his sufferings he announces the answer of his prayer, and warns his oppressors to withdraw and desist. Already he sees his enemies scattered, and his own cause triumphant; and in this exulting feeling he addresses his foes, and commands them to leave him. When our sin has been great, our sorrow should be great also. It is an affliction beyond all other afflictions. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/psalms-6.html. After David has disburdened his griefs and troubles into the bosom of God, he now, as it were, assumes a new character. Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. It is an unstammering orator, needing no interpreter, but understood of all. He bids the workers of iniquity depart, confounded while they beheld the happy change: or he expresses his own holy purpose to keep himself henceforth from the ways of the destroyer, and to have no fellowship with the ungodly. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". There may be a firm confidence of the mind that God is a hearer of prayer now coming to the soul with the freshness of a new conviction of that truth; and there may be, in trouble and sorrow, a sweet calmness and peace breathed through the soul - an assurance that all will be right and well, as if the prayer were heard, and such as there would be if we were assured by direct revelation that it is heard. Illustr. By the adverb suddenly, he signifies, that when there is apparently no means of delivering the faithful from affliction, and when all seems desperate or hopeless, then they are delivered by the power of God contrary to all expectation. Ernst Hengstenberg on John, Revelation, Ecclesiastes, Ezekiel & Psalms. It is the lot of God's people to be among the workers of iniquity; Lot was among the Sodomites, David was in Meshech and in the tents of Kedar, Isaiah was among men of unclean lips; Christ's lily is among thorns, and his sheep among goats; and though in some respects a civil conversation with wicked men cannot be avoided, for then good men must needs go out of the world; yet as little company should be kept with them as can be, and no fellowship should be had with them in sinful practices, nor in superstitious worship; and though there will not be a full and final separation from them in the present state of things, there will be hereafter, when these very words will be used by David's antitype, the Lord Jesus Christ; not only to profane sinners, but to carnal professors of religion, who have herded themselves with the people of God, Matthew 25:41. Prayer for the Second Advent. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. 5. Psalm 6 is the 6th psalm from the Book of Psalms.The Psalm gives its author as King David.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.. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Psalm 6:8 Parallel. Silent grief is uncommon in the East. It is mentioned first that David put away the workers of iniquity; and, although it is made to be a result of Jehovah's having forgiven him, there could have been a somewhat closer connection as well. אדמדּם, הפכפּך, מרמס, and the like) - a contraction which proves that אמלל is not treated as part. Quoties me oratio, quem pene desperantem susceperat, reddidit exultantem et praesumentem de venia? His tears had a voice, in the ears of the God of mercy. Commentary on Psalm 6:8-10 (Read Psalm 6:8-10) What a sudden change is here! Getting rid of evil companions is a very necessary step in any man's repentance. John Calvin. Used by Permission. Psalm 6-8. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/psalms-6.html. But let the righteous be glad. I am also indignant when I behold my foes exulting in my ruin. Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity! Psalm 8 Commentary: Psalm 8 is a reflective or meditative psalm.