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Psalms 6:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul: Save me for thy lovingkindness' sake.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: Oh save me for thy mercies sake.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Return, Jehovah, free my soul; save me for thy loving-kindness' sake.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Return, O Yahweh, deliver my soul, Save me, for the sake of thy lovingkindness;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Turn back, O Jehovah, draw out my soul, Save me for Thy kindness' sake.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Returne, O LORD, deliuer my soule: oh saue mee, for thy mercies sake.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: save me for thy mercy's sake.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Return, O Yahweh, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Return, 7725
{7725} Prime
A primitive root; to turn back (hence, away) transitively or intransitively, literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
O Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
deliver 2502
{2502} Prime
A primitive root; to pull off; hence (intensively) to strip, (reflexively) to depart; by implication to deliver, equip (for fight); present, strengthen.
<8761> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 446
my soul: 5315
{5315} Prime
From H5314; properly a breathing creature, that is, animal or (abstractly) vitality; used very widely in a literal, accommodated or figurative sense (bodily or mental).
oh save 3467
{3467} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor.
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
me for thy mercies' y2617
[2617] Standard
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
sake. x4616
(4616) Complement
From H6030; properly heed, that is, purpose; used only adverbially, on account of (as a motive or an aim), teleologically in order that.
(2617) Complement
From H2616; kindness; by implication (towards God) piety; rarely (by opprobrium) reproof, or (subjectively) beauty.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Psalms 6:4

_ _ Return — that is, to my relief; or, “turn,” as now having His face averted.

_ _ for thy mercies’ sake — to illustrate Thy mercy.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Psalms 6:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Psalms 80:14 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine;
Psalms 90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept [them]. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return?


Psalms 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, [which is] thy sword:
Psalms 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.
Psalms 86:13 For great [is] thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.
Psalms 116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Psalms 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, [and] my feet from falling.
Psalms 120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, [and] from a deceitful tongue.
Psalms 121:7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul [delivered it] from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.


Psalms 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.
Psalms 69:13 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.
Psalms 79:8-9 O remember not against us former iniquities: let thy tender mercies speedily prevent us: for we are brought very low. ... Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.
Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Ephesians 2:7-8 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. ... For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
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Ps 17:13; 22:20; 25:7; 69:13; 79:8; 80:14; 86:13; 90:13; 116:4, 8; 120:2; 121:7. Is 38:17. Dn 9:18. Mal 3:7. Ep 1:6; 2:7.

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