Psalm 6:4
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Turn, LORD, and deliver me; save me because of your unfailing love.

New Living Translation
Return, O LORD, and rescue me. Save me because of your unfailing love.

English Standard Version
Turn, O LORD, deliver my life; save me for the sake of your steadfast love.

New American Standard Bible
Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness.

King James Bible
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Turn, LORD! Rescue me; save me because of Your faithful love.

International Standard Version
Return, LORD, save my life! Deliver me, because of your gracious love.

NET Bible
Relent, LORD, rescue me! Deliver me because of your faithfulness!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Return, Lord Jehovah, and deliver my soul, and save me because of your kindness

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Come back, O LORD. Rescue me. Save me because of your mercy!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.

King James 2000 Bible
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.

American King James Version
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.

American Standard Version
Return, O Jehovah, deliver my soul: Save me for thy lovingkindness'sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Turn to me, O Lord, and deliver my soul: O save me for thy mercy's sake.

Darby Bible Translation
Return, Jehovah, free my soul; save me for thy loving-kindness' sake.

English Revised Version
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: save me for thy lovingkindness' sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: Oh save me for thy mercies sake.

World English Bible
Return, Yahweh. Deliver my soul, and save me for your loving kindness' sake.

Young's Literal Translation
Turn back, O Jehovah, draw out my soul, Save me for Thy kindness' sake.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

6:1-7 These verses speak the language of a heart truly humbled, of a broken and contrite spirit under great afflictions, sent to awaken conscience and mortify corruption. Sickness brought sin to his remembrance, and he looked upon it as a token of God's displeasure against him. The affliction of his body will be tolerable, if he has comfort in his soul. Christ's sorest complaint, in his sufferings, was of the trouble of his soul, and the want of his Father's smiles. Every page of Scripture proclaims the fact, that salvation is only of the Lord. Man is a sinner, his case can only be reached by mercy; and never is mercy more illustrious than in restoring backsliders. With good reason we may pray, that if it be the will of God, and he has any further work for us or our friends to do in this world, he will yet spare us or them to serve him. To depart and be with Christ is happiest for the saints; but for them to abide in the flesh is more profitable for the church.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - Return, O Lord. God seemed to have withdrawn himself, to have, forsaken the mourner, and gone far away (comp. Psalm 22:1). Hence the cry, "Return" (comp. Psalm 80:14; Psalm 90:13). Nothing is so hard to endure as the feeling of being deserted by God. Deliver my soul. "The psalmist feels himself so wretched in soul and body, that he believes himself to be near death" (Hengstenberg). His prayer here is, primarily, for deliverance from this impending danger, as appears clearly from the following verse, Save me for thy mercys' sake. Either a repetition of the preceding prayer in other words, or an enlargement of it so as to include salvation of every kind.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Return, O Lord,.... By this it seems that the Lord had withdrawn himself, and was departed from the psalmist, wherefore he entreats him to return unto him, and grant him his gracious presence. God is immense and omnipresent, he is everywhere: going away and returning cannot be properly ascribed to him; but he, nay be said to depart from his people, as to sensible communion with him, and enjoyment of him, when he hides his face, withdraws his gracious presence, and the comfortable discoveries and influences of his love; and he may be said to return when he visits them again, and manifests his love and favour to them: the Jewish writers (d) interpret it,

"return from the fierceness of thine anger,''

as in Psalm 85:3; and though there is no such change in God, as from love to wrath, and from wrath to love; but inasmuch as there is a change in his dispensations towards his people, it is as if it was so; and thus it is apprehended by them;

deliver my soul; from the anxiety, distress, and sore vexation it was now in, for of all troubles soul troubles are the worst: and from all enemies and workers of iniquity which were now about him, and gave him much grief and uneasiness; and from death itself, he was in fear of;

O, save me for thy mercy's sake; out of all troubles of soul and body, and out of the hands of all enemies, inward and outward; and with temporal, spiritual, and eternal salvation; not for his righteousness's sake, as Kimchi well observes; for salvation is according to the abundant mercy of God, and not through works of righteousness done by men, otherwise it would not be of grace.

(d) Jarchi, Aben Ezra, Kimchi, & Ben Melech in loc.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

4. Return—that is, to my relief; or, "turn," as now having His face averted.

for thy mercies' sake—to illustrate Thy mercy.

Psalm 6:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Don't Rebuke Me in Your Anger
3And my soul is greatly dismayed; But You, O LORD-- how long? 4Return, O LORD, rescue my soul; Save me because of Your lovingkindness. 5For there is no mention of You in death; In Sheol who will give You thanks?…
Cross References
Psalm 3:7
Arise, LORD! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked.

Psalm 17:13
Rise up, LORD, confront them, bring them down; with your sword rescue me from the wicked.

Psalm 31:16
Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

Psalm 44:26
Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love.

Psalm 90:13
Relent, LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
Treasury of Scripture

Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake.

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Psalm 80:14 Return, we beseech you, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and …

Psalm 90:13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent you concerning your servants.

Malachi 3:7 Even from the days of your fathers you are gone away from my ordinances, …

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Psalm 17:13 Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from …

Psalm 22:20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

Psalm 86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul …

Psalm 116:4,8 Then called I on the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech you, deliver my soul…

Psalm 120:2 Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.

Psalm 121:7 The LORD shall preserve you from all evil: he shall preserve your soul.

Isaiah 38:17 Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but you have in love to …

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Psalm 25:7 Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according …

Psalm 69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD, in an acceptable time: …

Psalm 79:8,9 O remember not against us former iniquities: let your tender mercies …

Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold …

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