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Ps 6:1-10. On Neginoth (See on Ps 4:1, title) upon Sheminith--the eighth--an instrument for the eighth key; or, more probably, the bass, as it is contrasted with Alamoth (the treble, Ps 46:1) in 1Ch 15:20, 21. In deep affliction the Psalmist appeals to God's mercy for relief from chastisement, which otherwise must destroy him, and thus disable him for God's service. Sure of a gracious answer, he triumphantly rebukes his foes.
1. He owns his ill desert in begging a relief from chastisement.
Ps 115:17, 18;
There is no incredulity as to a future state. The contrast is between
this scene of life, and the grave or Sheol, the unseen world of
6. By a strong figure the abundance as well as intensity of grief is depicted.