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Psalms 32:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For this let every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: Surely when the great waters overflow they shall not reach unto him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Therefore, let everyone who is godly pray to You in a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters they will not reach him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For this shall every one that is godly pray to thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh to him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee at a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they will not reach him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For this cause, will every man of lovingkindness pray unto thee, in time to obtain,—Surely, in the overflow of many waters, unto him, shall they not reach.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For this doth every saintly one pray to Thee, As the time to find. Surely at an overflowing of many waters, Unto him they come not.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For this shall every one that is holy pray to thee in a seasonable time. And yet in a flood of many waters, they shall not come nigh unto him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For this shall euery one that is godly pray vnto thee, in a time when thou mayest bee found: surely in the floods of great waters, they shall not come nigh vnto him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Therefore shall every holy one pray to thee in a fit time: only in the deluge of many waters they shall not come nigh to him.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
this x2063
(2063) Complement
זֹאת
zo'th
{zothe'}
Irregular feminine of H2089; this (often used adverbially).
shall every x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
one that is godly 2623
{2623} Prime
חָסִיד
chaciyd
{khaw-seed'}
From H2616; properly kind, that is, (religiously) pious (a saint).
pray 6419
{6419} Prime
פָּלַל
palal
{paw-lal'}
A primitive root; to judge (officially or mentally); by extension to intercede, pray.
z8691
<8691> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 533
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
thee in a time 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
when thou mayest be found: 4672
{4672} Prime
מָצָא
matsa'
{maw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; properly to come forth to, that is, appear or exist; transitively to attain, that is, find or acquire; figuratively to occur, meet or be present.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
surely x7535
(7535) Complement
רַק
raq
{rak}
The same as H7534 as a noun; properly leanness, that is, (figuratively) limitation; only adverbially merely, or conjugationally although.
in the floods 7858
{7858} Prime
שֶׁטֶף
sheteph
{sheh'-tef}
From H7857; a deluge (literally or figuratively).
of great 7227
{7227} Prime
רַב
rab
{rab}
By contraction from H7231; abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality).
waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
they shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
come nigh 5060
{5060} Prime
נגע
naga`
{naw-gah'}
A primitive root; properly to touch, that is, lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemistically, to lie with a woman); by implication to reach (figuratively to arrive, acquire); violently, to strike (punish, defeat, destroy, etc.).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
him.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 32:6

_ _ For this — that is, my happy experience.

_ _ godly — pious in the sense of Psalms 4:3.

_ _ a time — (Isaiah 55:6); when God’s Spirit inclines us to seek pardon, He is ready to forgive.

_ _ floods, etc. — denotes great danger (Psalms 18:17; Psalms 66:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 32:1-6.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Psalms 32:6

For this — Upon the encouragement of my example. Found — In an acceptable and seasonable time, while God continues to offer grace and mercy. Waters — In the time of great calamities. Not come — So as to overwhelm him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Psalms 32:6

For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a (f) time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters (g) they shall not come nigh unto him.

(f) When necessity causes him to seek you for help, (Isaiah 55:6).

(g) That is, the waters and great dangers.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
For this:

Psalms 34:2-5 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear [thereof], and be glad. ... They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
Psalms 40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, [even] praise unto our God: many shall see [it], and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
Psalms 51:12-13 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me [with thy] free spirit. ... [Then] will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
1 Timothy 1:16 Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.

godly:

Psalms 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
2 Corinthians 7:9-10 Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing. ... For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

pray:

Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
Isaiah 49:8 Thus saith the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard thee, and in a day of salvation have I helped thee: and I will preserve thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;
Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
Luke 19:42-44 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things [which belong] unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. ... And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
John 7:34 Ye shall seek me, and shall not find [me]: and where I am, [thither] ye cannot come.
2 Corinthians 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now [is] the accepted time; behold, now [is] the day of salvation.)

a time:
etc. Heb. a time of finding

in the floods:

Psalms 42:7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Psalms 69:1-2 [[To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, [A Psalm] of David.]] Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto [my] soul. ... I sink in deep mire, where [there is] no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Psalms 69:13-15 But as for me, my prayer [is] unto thee, O LORD, [in] an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. ... Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Psalms 124:4-5 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul: ... Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
Genesis 7:17-22 And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. ... All in whose nostrils [was] the breath of life, of all that [was] in the dry [land], died.
Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: ... And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Revelation 12:15-16 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. ... And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
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Gn 7:17. Ps 4:3; 34:2; 40:3; 42:7; 51:12; 69:1, 13; 124:4. Pv 1:28. Is 43:2; 49:8; 55:6. Mt 7:24. Lk 19:42. Jn 7:34. 2Co 1:4; 6:2; 7:9. 1Ti 1:16. Tit 2:12. Rv 12:15.

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