Psalms 6Hebrew Original:
TO HIM WHO GRANTS VICTORUY THROUGH THE POWER OF MUSIC, ON THE INSTRUMENT
WITH EIGHT STRING, A PSALM OF DAVID. [S.R. Hirsch Translation]
S.R. Hirsch: israel is the only testimony in the world that there will be
an ultimate redemption. Ewe are the true hope of humanity for a more humane existence.
[Psalms 6:1] O LORD, REBUKE ME NOT IN THINE ANGER, NEITHER CHASTEN ME IN
THY HOT DISPLEASURE.
[Psalms 6:2] HAVE MERCY UPON ME, O LORD; FOR I AM WEAK: O LORD, HEAL
ME; FOR MY BONES ARE VEXED.
[Psalms 6:3] MY SOUL IS ALSO SORE VEXED: BUT THOU, O LORD, HOW LONG?
[Psalms 6:4] RETURN, O LORD, DELIVER MY SOUL: OH SAVE ME FOR THY MERCIES' SAKE.
[Psalms 6:5] FOR IN DEATH THERE IS NO REMEMBRANCE OF THEE: IN THE GRAVE WHO
SHALL GIVE THEE THANKS?
<<WHO SHALL GIVE THEE THANKS>>: More correctly; Who will acknowledge thee?
Similarly, <<JUDAH, THOU ART HE WHOM THY BRETHREN SHALL PRAISE>> [Genesis 49:8] should
more correctly be rendered: "Yehudah, you are he whom your brothers shall
acknowledge the righteousness of".
[Psalms 6:6] I AM WEARY WITH MY GROANING; ALL THE NIGHT MAKE I MY BED TO
SWIM; I WATER MY COUCH WITH MY TEARS.
[Psalms 6:7] MINE EYE IS CONSUMED BECAUSE OF GRIEF; IT WAXETH OLD BECAUSE
OF ALL MINE ENEMIES.
If one is afflicted with physical suffering one should go to doctors and
attempt to obtain healing. Together with seeking healment one should also
repent of bad deeds and wicked inclination and attitudes and undertake to
reform oneself. Repentance is often the best doctor.
[Psalms 6:8] DEPART FROM ME, ALL YE WORKERS OF INIQUITY; FOR THE LORD HATH
HEARD THE VOICE OF MY WEEPING.
<< DEPART FROM ME, ALL YE WORKERS OF INIQUITY>>: True repentance can
entail separating oneself from evildoers and bad influences. David is here
actually saying to his enemies to get themselves gone but those who cause
us to do wrong in some ways may also be our enemies even if they do not
consciously intend it.
[Psalms 6:9] THE LORD HATH HEARD MY SUPPLICATION; THE LORD WILL RECEIVE MY PRAYER.
We need the help of God. Most major moves in live require Divine assistance.
[Psalms 6:10] LET ALL MINE ENEMIES BE ASHAMED AND SORE VEXED: LET THEM
RETURN AND BE ASHAMED SUDDENLY.
This Psalm is most suited to the situation of Judah who suffered
persecutions and oppressions and even today is hated for no reason by all
the peoples of the world with the exception of a few enlightened and
fair-minded individuals in the ranks of "Joseph". All the peoples of the
world will be ashamed and confounded at how they treated Judah. The prayer
of Judah and Israel will be heard.